Young Geraldton artist Tahira Kelly’s artwork showcased on Geraldton bollards

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Tahira Kelly with one of her Fairy Floss Turtle bollards around Geraldton.
Camera IconTahira Kelly with one of her Fairy Floss Turtle bollards around Geraldton. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A budding local painter was one of 17 artists chosen to help decorate the bollards around Geraldton’s CBD.

Tahira Kelly’s artwork, titled Fairy Floss Turtle, was inspired by her love of animals and interest in impactful colour.

“I knew pink would stand out,” she said, describing her design, which features on several bollards around town.

Ms Kelly said she felt “so proud” to see her artwork on display. “I never thought I would win,” she said, adding she was overcome with excitement when she read “Congratulations” at the top of the email from the City of Greater Geraldton, confirming it had picked her work.

Local artists Alice James, Cam Fitzgerald, Chris Bolton, Steve Davidson, Irish Lamb, Jane Barndon, Jordan Andreotta, Kay McAuliffe, Marni Warren, Matthew Grigsby, Nicole Dickerson, Paula Fletcher, Rachel Weaver, Ruth Lamb, Will Upchurch and the Dongara Denison Art Group were also selected to be part of the program.

Mayor Shane Van Styn congratulated the artists.

“Each design is eye-catching and individual,” he said.

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