Artist Kay Lloyd does some touch-up work on the art work at the Terranora Childcare Centre with daughter Winny.
Artist Kay Lloyd does some touch-up work on the art work at the Terranora Childcare Centre with daughter Winny. Blainey Woodham

Artist pipes colour into children’s playground

A NEW art installation at a childcare centre in Terranora was the result of the community coming together and donating their expertise.

The painted pipes are the children's' favourite playground feature at the Terranora Child Care Centre.

Childcare centre educator Elaine Johnston said the colourful poles were the culmination of four months work and contributions from people in the community who had children at the centre.

The PVC pipes were donated by Moose's Plumbing and Gas Fitting Services, artist Kay Lloyd painted the pipes and a Terranora landscaper installed the pieces.

"The community has really come together to get this installed," Ms Johnston said.

"The kids really love it."

Artist Kay Lloyd is using her artistic talents to help counsel people.

"I'm studying counselling but my background is in art," Ms Lloyd said.

"Using art to help people is huge in the US and UK.

"It's been around in Australia but now it is people are becoming more aware of its benefits."

"Colour for me is very important."

Ms Lloyd said the biggest challenge for this piece was ensuring it was water-proofed.



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