Magpie mural brings new energy to community hub

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Artist Alicia Rogerson and BFCC centre manager Jo Moore with the finished Magpie mural.
Camera IconArtist Alicia Rogerson and BFCC centre manager Jo Moore with the finished Magpie mural. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Work on the Bridgetown Family and Community Centre mural is complete, thanks to a sterling community effort and grant funding from Regional Arts WA.

Artist Alicia Rogerson estimated they had more than 100 volunteers help paint the mural.

“We had little three-year-olds painting, we had 80-year-olds painting, some people came for 20 minutes and some stayed for hours,” she said.

Centre manager Jo Moore said the mural had attracted new attention to the centre.

“I think it’s definitely brought new interest to the centre, we’ve had people visit who have never been here before,” she said.

“We’re always trying to push that message that we are for everybody not just children.”

Mrs Moore said she was happy with the finished product.

“We really wanted to add something beautiful and colourful to the building once we finished the building extension project and I’ve always wanted the opportunity to work with an artist here,” she said.

Both Mrs Moore and Mrs Rogerson thanked Regional Arts WA for funding the project.

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