It was great to return to St Joseph’s Primary in Barcaldine recently. I had the opportunity to brighten up a number of spaces. It was great to be a part of some of the new things happening at the school, see familiar faces and meet new ones. The friendly staff and students at Joey’s always make me feel welcome.
After a busy couple of weeks in Longreach and Winton the good times continued in Barcy. I completed commissions at the Barcaldine Library and Shakesphere Hotel (known as “The Shakey”) Once again I made new friends and caught up with old ones. Thanks to Barcaldine Regional Council for the opportunity to paint the bricks that were handcrafted in a garage across the street in 1966 by Garden City enterprises.
After returning from Sydney for a brief rest I packed the mural truck and headed west. I had an awesome time painting three large feature walls at the Barcaldine Gym. Its always a pleasure returning to Central Queensland.
After a fortnight in Emerald, it was time to pack up the Mural Truck and get back on the road. This time, Sauce was headed to Barcaldine where he had arranged to paint at St. Joseph’s Primary School and in the CBD.
While Sauce was painting in the town centre, some feathered friends had a sticky beak at all the action. You can check out the excitement on Youtube.
As always, Sauce made the most of his time out West and completed some canvas work and a backdrop for one of the locals in town.
It was great to return to Barcaldine and get busy with plenty of artwork. During the week long project I worked with students and teachers to complete two murals and over thirty works on canvas. It was great to hear so many positive comments and hopefully inspire some of the many creative students at both the State School and St Joey’s.