Tank facelift a fun experience

Members of Emerald’s Semita House stand in front of their completed rainwater tank mural.
Members of Emerald’s Semita House stand in front of their completed rainwater tank mural.

THE rainwater tank at Eagles Art Gallery on the Gemfields received a colourful facelift recently, as members from Emerald's Semita House and Yumba Bimbi got their paint, brushes and artistic flair out.

Titled Wild Trees 'N' Rocks Mural, the artwork was completed over four separate sessions from August to September.

Semita House service manager Rachel Freeman said the organisation was committed to providing innovative and meaningful support services to add value to people's lives living with a disability.

"We believe in promoting life opportunities in an open and inclusive community," she said.

Nan and Chelsea were just two of the 15 people to help paint the mural, and both said it was an enjoyable, fun and artistic experience.

"I enjoyed creating the tank with my mates from Semita House and some lovely ladies that helped," Nan said.

"We used spray paint, paint, brushes and sponges."

Nan said the finished product was a big improvement to the tank that was there to start with, calling it decorative, creative and magnificent.

Chelsea said she had a great time painting the mural.

"It was a lot of fun," she said.

"It was just great painting and it was very colourful."

Members of Semita House and Yumba Bimbi will visit the Gemfields again soon to reflect on their hard work and enjoy a nice lunch at the site.

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