Holcim brings community together in colourful art project

Artist Troy Bennell, Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School students and Holcim WA manager Rebecca Reeves were excited to officially cut the ribbon and open the 16 metre long artwork.
Artist Troy Bennell, Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School students and Holcim WA manager Rebecca Reeves were excited to officially cut the ribbon and open the 16 metre long artwork.

The community recently celebrated the latest in a series of striking artworks that have become part of landmarks throughout Bunbury. 

The opening of the artwork saw more than 50 community members come together at Holcim’s Bunbury Concrete Plant for the occassion. 

Bunbury indigenous artist Troy Bennell worked with students from Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School to decorate a 16-metre road-facing wall fronting Dodson Street in Halifax’s Light Industrial Estate. 

“It was a great day for everyone and a lot of fun, more companies should be active in the arts scene to improve the visual amenity of the community,” he said.

Students check their work.

Students check their work.

Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School deputy principal Bronwyn Mumme said it had been a wonderful opportunity for the students.

“The school looks forward to engaging with Holcim for tours in the future so that their children can continue to build valuable educational links with industry,” she said. 

“I know that I had a wonderful time being a part of this project and look forward to assisting in any other ventures proposed.” 

Holcim senior planning and environment coordinator Conor O'Neill said it was great to work with the community to help beautify the area.