Hugues work at Artarmon Public School, specifically his transformation of the old toilet block into a modern interpretation of Noah's Ark, is featured in the November 2013 issue of the Artarmon Gazette, a local publication distributed to residents and businesses in the area.
The article 'Murals Bring School Facades Alive', written by Jane Rowley, highlights Principal Louise Green's desire to update the facades of the grounds for her students: "We were looking for something to do with the toilet block because it was constantly getting graffitied... Each year I budget a certain amount for building improvement and maintenance and because there are so many children in the playground now, it’s important it shows a bit of life and interest..."
After seeing the eye-catching Noah's Ark piece, Ms Green commissioned Hugues to undertake several more works about the grounds and has been pleased with the finished project: "It’s been a wonderful experience. The children have loved it because they love to watch it emerge. If I could keep him painting all year I would.”
We're thrilled that the local community will get a chance to learn a bit more about Hugues exciting work at Artarmon Public School. Thanks to Ms Green for her kind words and also to Ms Rowley for the fantastic write-up!
You can see images of the Artarmon Public School works here. If you would like to download a copy of the Artarmon Gazette for yourself, you can do so at the Artarmon Progress Association website here.