Students transform bus stop into art

Students from the Bruny Island and Woodbridge District Schools have transformed a grey bus shelter in Simpsons Bay to reflect the flora and fauna of Bruny.

Young people, who use the shelter, approached their teachers along with the Bruny Island Community Association to see what they could do to make it more appealing. Council’s Youth Services were delighted to organise an artist and space to develop the concept.

The students involved wanted to show the natural values of the Island through art and the bus shelter was a ready and willing canvas. Working with artist Rory Dick, three students created stencils of swift parrots, forty-spotted pardalotes, penguins and white wallabies, which were then applied to the shelter with colour and enthusiasm, in early July.

The weather conditions have not been perfect, so the transformation will be completed during the next school holidays in October.

Council offers thanks and congratulates everyone who were involved in organising and making this artwork possible.

Youth Services organise activities and workshops across the year, please visit KC’s website for more information and current programs,