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Graffiti spray turns to art for Biloela teens

LEAVING HIS MARK: Biloela boy Joshua Tranter with Graffiti art piece he created at a rfecent workshop.
LEAVING HIS MARK: Biloela boy Joshua Tranter with Graffiti art piece he created at a rfecent workshop.

GRAFFITI hangs in  Joshua Tranter's bedroom.

Don't worry, the 12-year-old Biloela boy has not grabbed some spray cans and vandalised his parents' home.

Josh Tranter took part in an Aerosol Art Workshop on Sunday organised by Biloela PCYC and Anglicare Biloela Rural Youth worker Hanna Atherstone.

Chris Wilson, from the Rockhampton Aerosol team, conducted the workshop to show youth that Graffiti can be done as art.

Josh and a small group of teenagers created their own tags on canvases at the skate park.

Josh said when he heard about the workshop he thought it would be interesting.

Wearing protective overalls and a mask, he shook the cans and sprayed merrily away on his canvas creating his own aerosol art piece.

Chris, who conducts workshops at many youth organisations, said it was a good way to let youth express in ways they want to, but not vandalise things.

“They can take pride in their community and the community can take pride in what youth can do,” Chris said.

“It's an artform,” he said.


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