Mural | Ballarat
This is a mural collaboration by Michael Porter, myself and a group of young people from the local Youth Group. These kids are Ballarat locals who showed interest in painting. They were selected by the youth services from the Ballarat Council and Mic and I ran a few sessions where we taught them drawing and painting techniques. We also showed them how to process their ideas - from brainstorming and formulating to realising a finished piece. I love this type of work and am grateful for the opportunity to work with young people in our communities.
The finished mural represents a strange landscape, painted in warm ochre colours, made up of faces. The young people helped us come up with a design that represented the area, and then they helped us paint. The warmth of the landscape is juxtaposed with the cool colours and strange alien/serpent-like blue form in the foreground.