Launceston students makeover electrical boxes ahead of Youth Week Tasmania

PROJECT: Launceston's Youth Advisory Committee co-chair Simon Wood and Youth Development officer Claudia Garwood, with one of the painted electrical boxes along Royal Park's boardwalk. Picture: Paul Scambler
PROJECT: Launceston's Youth Advisory Committee co-chair Simon Wood and Youth Development officer Claudia Garwood, with one of the painted electrical boxes along Royal Park's boardwalk. Picture: Paul Scambler

The electrical boxes along Royal Park’s seaport boardwalk have had a makeover.

Art students from Launceston College and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Child Care Association have spent the past weeks painting artworks onto the boxes, which form part of the park’s cultural trail.

The designs were unveiled on Thursday ahead of Youth Week.

Launceston’s Youth Advisory Committee co-chairman Simon Wood said the artwork was a great addition. 

“The work the students have done on the electrical boxes at Royal Park is magnificent and really provides life and colour to what otherwise might be some visually dull infrastructure,” he said. 

“It’s great to see the creativity and vibrancy they’ve brought to the task, and I hope the work is enjoyed by all the Launceston residents who regularly take walks or ride bikes along the boardwalk.

“Youth Week Tasmania is a fantastic time on the calendar each April to recognise the talent and potential of our young people and Northern Tasmania is blessed in this regard.”

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten encouraged people to make the most of Youth Week celebrations from April 13 to 22.  

“Many of the events on offer are either free or at very low cost, so it’s a great way to get involved with other young people and see the difference they are making in the community,” he said. 

“The City of Launceston is proud to be a supporter of Youth Week Tasmania, and I encourage Launceston residents to download the full program and check out some of the activities.”