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Bringing young people inside the tent smart move

Camden youth murals project

Camden Council is expanding its youth murals project, after Currans Hill, pictured, and Harrington Park were completed.

It’s so good to see initiatives which involve our young people.

Camden Council’s murals project certainly qualifies, so more power to them.

The council has announced that local young people are again being invited to be involved in the concept design for two new public art murals in Narellan and Elderslie next year.

It follows the success of two earlier youth public art projects in Currans Hill and Harrington Park earlier this year.

Council has again put its money where its mouth is, allocating another $25,000 to develop new murals for other community spaces.

And in a logical move Camden Youth Council was involved in the identification and selection of the new spaces – walls at Narellan Library entrance and the Kirkham Skate Park.

“We want to engage young people in the process of designing art that will feature in places that they have a connection with,” says the mayor, Cr Lara Symkowiak.

“These murals will renew these community facilities and make them more welcoming and appealing to people of all ages.’’

People aged 12-25 years, who live, work or study in the Camden area are welcome to join in the concept design workshops to be held in January.

The focus will be on the Narellan Library front entrance (Queen Street) at 10am-1pm, Wednesday, January 17 in the Red Gum Room, upstairs at Narellan Library and the Kirkham Skate Park at 11.30am-2.30pm, Saturday, January 20 at the Kirkham Skate Park.

Young people can get involved in these workshops by visiting the Youth OutReach Programs page on council’s website,

Expressions of interest for experienced and professional artists are also open until November 17, with information available by emailing

To finish off, whatever your views on murals, bringing our young people inside the tent is a good move.




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