Mai-Wel artists makeover the book bin at Maitland library

MAKEOVER: Mai-Wel artists Sam O’Grady and Pertriece Brown have given the book bin at Maitland library a facelift. Picture: Belinda-Jane Davis

MAKEOVER: Mai-Wel artists Sam O’Grady and Pertriece Brown have given the book bin at Maitland library a facelift. Picture: Belinda-Jane Davis

When Sam O’Grady and Pertriece Brown started their book bin makeover at Maitland Library, they were armed with colour.

They wanted to recreate a painting titled Maitland Includes Me which is on display at Maitland art gallery.

The artists are part of Mai-Wel’s creative arts program. 

Mai-Wel creative arts facilitator Steven Burchill said the painting had been broken into sections so it could be painted onto the bin.

It resembles Maitland CBD, he said. “The blue represents the river, and the green above it represents the paddocks in Lorn,” he said.

“On the other side you’ll see the Belmore bridge.”

Mai-Wel put forward two proposals to Maitland council in the hope that it would be part of the project. 

Both proposals were given the green light. The other Mai-Wel team will revamp the bin at Thornton library. 

Maitland High students will paint one at East Maitland library.

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