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NITSUA with two of his artist helpers Soli Kench and Marlon Denning. Photo supplied.

After some delays due to the wild weather, the Lennox Head Skate Park mural is on track to be completed very soon.

There’s some background to the project in this recent Echonetdaily story.

Recently we got an update from project leader and artist NITSUA, who was commissioned by Ballina Shire Council to create the mural, together with a bunch of local young people.

Soli Kench and Marlon Denning work on the new mural. Photo supplied.

NITSUA said, ‘The kids have absolutely loved the process.

‘We’ve had parents comment that their children don’t like focusing on conventional school work, but when it comes to art they are absolutely focused and in the moment.

‘The design has been inspired by their ideas and contributions about what is important to them when it comes to living in Lennox Head,’ said NITSUA.

‘The artwork includes a whale and an octopus. One of the students made friends with an octopus each day at Boulders during COVID-19 lockdown – and even taught it how to high-five!’

While Australia’s version of My Octopus Teacher sounds like a story in itself (watch this space), the skate park mural is now on the final stretch.

Get down to Lennox Head for a look (the skate park is next to the Cultural Centre), and keep an eye on Echonetdaily for a photo of the spectacular final mural, when it’s completed.


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