Mural brings wall to life with 3D tech
Two Baldivis schools have collaborated to create a colourful mural at the Baldivis Youth Space, which will be turned into a three-dimensional piece when uploaded online.
Local artist Samantha Prentice first designed the mural and then had the help of students from Settlers Primary School and Tranby College to bring the work to life.
The artwork is designed to become digitally interactive with the use of smartphone app EyeJack, where elements of the artwork will come to life and move.
“We had two schools right next to each other near the youth space so we thought let’s get them involved in creating the mural,” Ms Prentice said.
“I was commissioned by an animation company and so this mural will be animated. When people see the image on social media it will move.
“The City of Rockingham wanted something bright and engaging and they wanted to include the community.”
Ms Prentice said the mural had been created using both paint brushes and spray cans.
“The spray cans was for the older students and the paint brushes were for the primary school students, however we did have some younger students who really wanted to have a go with spray cans so we allowed those three students to participate in that,” she said.
“The students came out in groups, chose their own colour and took direction really well about not over paining, not dripping the paint and it is really bold, really colourful and bright and I can’t wait for it to be finished.
“It is a great experience to have with the community, just to get so many people involved,” she said.
The mural will be online for people to view in 3D on October 30 and there will also be an official launch event on the same day, as part of the City of Rockingham’s Skate Series workshops.
The mural is part of a project designed to combat graffiti across key locations in the City and is the first of a series of artworks to be installed across the community.
The project is funded by a grant the City secured from the WA Police State Graffiti Fund earlier this year.
Prior to painting the mural at the Baldivis Youth Space, more than 150 students from both schools participated in art and spray painting workshops.
“By creating interactive urban art in spaces often tarnished by graffiti, the City aims to build a sense of pride and community engagement,” City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said.
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