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Paint a dolphin and support mental health

Fremantle Ports is proudly supporting an engaging art activity at Coogee Live on 7-8 March that will shine a light on child and adolescent mental health.
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  • Published 5 Mar 2020
Kevin Bynder

Fremantle Ports is proudly supporting an engaging art activity at Coogee Live that will shine a light on child and adolescent mental health.

Through Fremantle Ports’ support, well-known WA artist Kevin Bynder will work with festivalgoers to paint a statue of a dolphin over the festival weekend (7 and 8 March).

Fremantle Ports Manager Corporate and Community Relations Neil Stanbury said the interactive art installation, called Kevin Bynder x The Big Splash, brought together a number of important areas for Fremantle Ports.

“We are keen to support Coogee Live as it is a fantastic weekend of events for the community,” he said.

“In addition. we are proud to support the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and its Big Splash campaign again.

“In 2018, when the Foundation initiated The Big Splash campaign to create a focus on child and adolescent mental health, initiate conversations and raise much-needed funds for mental health, we provided support.

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One of the decorated Big Splash dolphins

“For The Big Splash, a huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures was painted by local artists and made into an art trail exhibition around the streets of Perth.

“The health of the maritime environment is very important to Fremantle Ports and in Fremantle Inner Harbour and Cockburn Sound we often see dolphins.

“We have supported dolphin research at universities for many years.

“So, enabling this activity at Coogee Live complements the four focus areas of our community investment program: community enrichment, education, the environment, and arts and culture.”

“We are also excited that artist Kevin Bynder is leading this activity.”

Kevin Bynder designed the West Coast Eagles Indigenous Round jerseys as well as the Perth Scorchers uniforms.

To complement the interactive art installation, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation will create an activation at Coogee Live, engaging children to talk about mental health.’

There will also be a ‘name the dolphin’ competition on the day for children.

More information here.

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