More kids get in on power box art fun

David SalvaireSound Telegraph
Samantha Prentice, of Secret Harbour, is behind an art project to liven up power boxes in her suburb.
Camera IconSamantha Prentice, of Secret Harbour, is behind an art project to liven up power boxes in her suburb. Credit: David Salvaire

A Secret Harbour project transforming power boxes into works of art has expanded, with an interactive map now inspiring young people to get involved.

Samantha Prentice has spent the past few months spray-painting more than 15 power boxes throughout the suburb, with the project gaining substantial community support.

The interest from young people in the area sparked the idea for the interactive map competition.

Kids will follow the glossy map to each box site and answer a range of questions, with the competition winner helping to design a final piece.

The project is about engaging young creative minds and has been supported by local marketing company Parklife Digital, who have helped design the map.

Kate Stagg and Kaycee Graham from Parklife Digital with the interactive map.
Camera IconKate Stagg and Kaycee Graham from Parklife Digital with the interactive map. Credit: supplied.

Ms Prentice said community support for the project had been overwhelming.

“The kids have really embraced this as their own and its turned into a big thing in Secret Harbour,” she said.

“The demand for people that wanted to know where the murals were was massive.

”We heard from all the schools that the kids wanted to get involved and the interactive map seemed like the perfect way to showcase Secret Harbour and the murals.”

More than 100 people have been involved in The Secret Harbour Urban Art Project since it launched in April.

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