Public consultation on graffiti art wall for Rutherford housing complex

29 Aug 2018

Public consultation on graffiti art wall for Rutherford housing complex

Community members from Rutherford and the surrounding area are invited to share their views about a proposed local mural project on Friday (August 31).

Compass Housing is planning to have two graffiti art murals painted at its Churchill Crescent housing complex. A large mural on a fence and a second large mural on the side of the building.

The community consultation session is being held at Rutherford Skate Park between 3pm and 5pm.

Compass’ tenant engagement officer Melissa Hope said this is the last of five consultation sessions it has held on the project to seek input on the design as well as gather other ideas to improve the neighbourhood. Other sessions were held at Rutherford High School, Telarah Public School, Rutherford Public School and a session is also being held with its Churchill Crescent tenants.

Attending the session this Friday will be Newcastle based placemaking firm UP&UP, who are painting the mural, and Maitland/Dungog youth development officer Rhys Callaghan. Staff and volunteers from Youth Off The Streets will cook a BBQ.

The wall is currently heavily tagged with illegal graffiti,” Ms Hope said.

We want to create an eye catching art work that will be positive for tenants and the broader community,” she said.

People can simply turn up to find out more about the project and have their say.

Funding for the art project has been provided through the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.

Compass Housing is a Hunter-based not for profit community housing provider.