Colours of Atwell

"Colours of Atwell" - Mural Project by Darren Hutchens for Atwell College A Creative Communites – Covid 19 recovery grant secured by Art Teacher Toni Singleton enabled Darren to develop design concepts for the mural with student input. The design depicts the 4 faction colours familiar to most schools, and represents local flora and fauna species.

Southern Coastal 1

I was invited back to my old home town of Albany, where I first started painting murals professionally over 20 years ago, to instal a mural at the Residential College. The student residents who board there, whilst studying were invited to contribute ideas of what it’s like living on the South Coast. The mural is […]

Southern Coastal 2

"Stairs" - Mural Project by Darren Hutchens for Albany Residential College

Design concepts were developed through a range of engagement processes with the student residents. A bright and bold garden theme was chosen for the courtyard. Dynamic coastal and sporting imagery was used to create an unfolding narrative along both internal stairwells. Large scale, strong colour, bold shapes and a sense of fun and freedom brings […]

Tell Me More, Yandeyarra

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Gaming Zone

"Gaming Zone" - Mural Project by Darren Hutchens for Albany Residential College

Stage 2 of the college mural residency. The concept inspired by retro arcade gaming iconography was developed through a single youth engagement workshop. Darren developed and refined the design to suit the 3 walls of the confined internal space, allowing for the 2 screens, gaming consoles and doorway. The colour palette responds to the existing […]

Tell Me More, Bungaree

"Tell Me More" - Bungaree Artist in Residence

Artists worked with the staff and students of Bungaree Primary School in Rockingham over a two week residency as part of the Awesome Arts Creative Challenge program. Years 3, 4 and 5 students were engaged in a range of creative activities, culminating in the design and collaborative painting of a mural. The colourful artwork was […]