The Woodanilling community, both young and old, have used the skate park as a canvas to bring people together by transforming it into a colourful work of art. Woodanilling Playgroup spearheaded an initiative to encourage community collaboration in building a shared space that instils a sense of pride within the town. Residents created art that will be displayed on the fences behind the skate park, while the Woodanilling Primary School splashed paint on the ramps ready for local artist Robert Ewing to transform into a vibrant masterpiece. Playgroup president Kahlia Stephens said she is proud of the achievement and the collective buy-in from the local community. “We are very proud and appreciative of how our community have come forward and supported this project,” Ms Stephens said. “When we commenced this project I knew the artwork would be amazing but I didn’t fully appreciate the mental health benefits that came along with bringing people together in a shared space and the conversations and friendships that would form. “Living in a rural town it’s often hard to meet people, so I am glad this project has given residents this opportunity. “The artwork will now provide a talking point for all users of the park and really beautifies the space.” Mr Ewing said working with the town to build a colourful space that reflects the community is something he treasures. “It has been a pleasure working with community members of Woodanilling,” he said. “The community response has been exceptional, with some really vibrant and colourful artworks being produced.” The project was funded through the CBH Community Grass Roots program along with contributions from the Woodanilling Shire and sports committee.