Bolton Park wastewater pump house with colourful mural

Arts & Culture

Pump station transformations given the thumbs up

Published: 03 Jun 2022 12:04pm

Wagga Wagga Public School students who helped create designs used in the transformation of a wastewater pump station at Simmons Street park have given the art installation the thumbs up.

Created by artist Carla Gottgens in April, the vibrant creative treatment was funded by Council.

Wagga Public School students and two adults in front of mural on pump station
WORK OF ART: Assistant Principal of Wagga Wagga Public School Erin Elsley (left) and Council Cultural Officer Lauren Reynolds (back right) and the students who workshopped the design during a recent visit to the transformed Simmons Street park wastewater pump station.

Cultural Officer Lauren Reynolds recently visited the pump station to meet with the students who workshopped the design with the artist.

“The students have been involved in this project from the start and were so excited to see the finished mural,” Ms Reynolds said.

Three Wagga Public School students pointing to part of mural on pump station
SPORTING FAUNA: Poppy, Lelia and Carrington from Wagga Wagga Public School show off the wall featuring koalas playing netball as part of the new mural installed on the Simmons Street pump station.

“There are all these amazing and colourful scenes featuring native flora and fauna and sporting activities, inspired by the images the students created during the workshop program with the artist.”

The stunning new mural at the pump station at Bolton Park (near the skate park) has also been completed.

Artist Jeff McCann held workshops with young people aged between 12 and 24 years to create the artwork which features a ‘Mosaic of Selfies’.

Three young females, older female and man standing next to mural on pump station
CREATIVE TALENTS Mosaic of Selfies’ - (L to R): Georgia Crowden, Sarah Smith, Artist Jeff McCann, Bella Shumack, and Council Cultural Officer Lauren Reynolds at the newly transformed Bolton Park pump station.