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Bright touch to historic goods shed

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey shire president Tania Jackson, Harvey Senior High School principal Di Clayton and artist Yvonne Chapman watch as Alcoa community relations manager Tom Busher fixes one of the panels to the historic goods shed near Harvey train station.
Camera IconHarvey shire president Tania Jackson, Harvey Senior High School principal Di Clayton and artist Yvonne Chapman watch as Alcoa community relations manager Tom Busher fixes one of the panels to the historic goods shed near Harvey train station. Credit: Harvey Reporter, Jacinta Cantatore

Artworks created by a renowned Harvey artist and budding talent from Harvey Senior High School were installed on the town’s historic goods shed on Wednesday.

Yvonne Chapman worked in collaboration with the school’s Year 10 art class to create vibrant murals showcasing birdlife unique to the South West such as the Carnaby’s Cockatoo.

School principal Di Clayton described the work as “amazing”.

“It is great our students could be involved in this project, they’ve done a really good job,” she said.

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“The two murals will really complement the works done by Yvonne.”

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said the project, made possible through the Alcoa-Harvey Sustainability Fund, was about installing creative arts in the community.

“I hope when people come to visit Harvey they will come and see these murals,” Ms Jackson said.

The murals were mounted on the goods shed near the Harvey train station between Hayward and Harper streets by workers from Alcoa’s Wagerup facility.

Alcoa community relations manager Tom Busher said Alcoa’s Volunteering Initiative gave employees the opportunity to help a group in the communities where the company operates.

“The crew from shift 2 at Wagerup did a fantastic job in pretty warm conditions and really loved the new look of the goods shed when the job was completed,” Mr Busher said.

“The arts mural project is all part of the partnership between Alcoa and the Harvey Arts Society to build up the com- munity art on display in the town of Harvey.”

Harvey Tourist Centre manager Gemma Longford said the “magnificent” murals could become an icon for visitors entering town on the train or in caravans.

“What a fantastic way to transform what could have been seen as an eyesore into a beautiful display for locals and visitors alike to enjoy,” Ms Longford said.

“The position in front of the caravan parking area means that tourists are met with a colourful representation of our beautiful piece of the South West.”

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