Kurri Kurri Skate Park brought to life with a mural

Kurri Kurri Skate Park will soon form part of the Kurri Kurri Murals project with the painting of a new mural on the surface currently underway.

Kurri Kurri Skate Park will soon form part of the Kurri Kurri Murals project with the painting of a new mural on the surface currently underway.

Community organisation Towns with Heart have been working hard to bring the project to life since it received funding under the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.  

Towns with Heart Community Project Manager Lesley Morris said the mural at the skate park will be an important addition to the Kurri Kurri Murals project which currently involves 57 outdoor murals.  

“This mural is particularly important to our young people, we have done extensive community consultation with the help of Youth Off the Streets and CYCOS to ensure young people had their say on the design”.  

Professional artist Peter Sesselmann from Muralworks has been engaged to complete the mural, he said they’ve been working alongside those who use the skate park.  

“We have done extensive research on how the kids use the skate park. We looked at the lines kids used to skate around the park. The tracks used by skaters influenced how we designed the mural. We wanted it to be interactive, it became a board game almost”, he said.  

The creation of a "graffiti art" inspired mural on the Kurri Kurri Skate Park is expected to be completed over the next month, weather permitting.  

“Kurri Kurri Skate Park is a frequented council facility and it is fantastic to see this initiative benefiting our local young people”, said Cessnock City Mayor, Bob Pynsent.  

To ensure the minimum disruption to users of the skate park, work will be undertaken in the mornings on Monday to Friday.  

24 May 2017