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    CREATIVE: St Patrick’s Primary School students Greta Thomas, left, and Charli Pickering help decorate one of 18 eggs located across Stawell during the Easter holidays.

Stawell students brighten town

Primary school students from the Stawell region have created an artistic Easter egg hunt, with 18 collaborative works to be displayed across the town during the Easter holidays.

Students from Concongella, St Patrick’s, Stawell West and Stawell 502 primary schools created the installation with the support of Northern Grampians Shire Council, painting fibreglass eggs to decorate the town.

Mayor Rob Haswell and chief executive Brent McAlister instigated the creative initiative in response to positive community feedback about Christmas decorations in Stawell.

“We were looking for a new way to create a celebratory atmosphere in town and thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to encourage young artists in the community to develop creative confidence,” Cr Haswell said.

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“Our economic development team has been working hard behind the scenes to engage with different community groups, support artistic enterprise and encourage community-focused initiatives, and I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the creative talents of the young people in our community at a time when there is an influx of tourists to the town. This art installation is about friends, family and fun – an interactive creative installation that will encourage people to get out and about in town and enjoy the holidays.

“The students have done such a fantastic job – the town looks amazing and I couldn’t be more proud.”

The Easter egg artworks, including four gold eggs, are on display in Main Street, Cato Park, Central Park and Coffee Palace Park.

Cr Haswell encouraged people to start a hunt and find all 18 of the artworks.

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