Students unite to paint mural

09/07/2018 Posted by admin

Visual artist Jasmin Carter (blue top) with students from the Warrawong Intensive English Centre who helped create this mural. Picture: GREG TOTMAN


Communication was difficult at times but visual artist Jasmin Carter took great delight in creating a unified piece with students from the Warrawong Intensive English Centre.

Their mural, commemorating World AIDS Day, depicts “the rollercoaster of life” and the importance of healthy friendships and relationships.

Taking pride of place on a wall at the sexual health clinic at Port Kembla Hospital, the mural project was a collaboration between the 2014 WIES students at Warrawong High School, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Inc.

“Following the brief I was given, we decided to go with an idea of more like a theme park, so to have an emotional rollercoaster, highlighting the highs and lows and feature people and friendships, to show that healthy relationships and people are vital to sexual health,” Carter said.

“It was a lot of fun to play around with the theme park imagery … talking about making that journey through life and how it is nothing to be ashamed about and it is all just part of the path that we all take and it can be fun and it is like a playground.

“It ended up being fairly bright and colourful and hopefully the students had as much fun making it as I did.”

Carter was proud of the students’ efforts.

“Their willingness to learn and communicate was impressive. These are students who come from so many different backgrounds and don’t even speak the same language but they came together to create this one unified piece.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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