Pictured: Angelina Flego and Justin Russell, of Thirroul Public School (front), were two of the artists. So were Emily Messieh (left) and Paola Trujillo, from Thirroul Youth Centre, seen with Wollongong Deputy Mayor Chris Connor. Credit: KIRK GILMOUR
Thirroul's main street and beachscape are reflected in a mural designed by the suburb’s schoolchildren.
Students from St Michael’s Catholic Parish Primary School and Thirroul Public School, as well as people from Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre and Wollongong Youth Services, launched their art work at Thirroul Plaza on Friday.
They worked with seven local artists over four months to create the street art project, which is meant to deter graffiti artists.
The piece is themed around the suburb’s lifestyle and history and features a range of materials, including paint and ceramics.
Thirroul Public School student Angelina Flego, 10, painted Anita’s Theatre and her dad’s truck in the mural and said she liked that people could see how nice the place she lived in was now that it was showcased in art.
Justin Russell, 11, was glad it was finally finished, saying: ‘‘People can see the ocean and how great it is to live here.’’