Tricia Liebke takes a closer look at the mural, created by Fraser Coast Anglican College students, in the foyer of St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay.
Tricia Liebke takes a closer look at the mural, created by Fraser Coast Anglican College students, in the foyer of St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay. Valerie Horton

New mural at St Stephen's brightens patients’ stays

IT TOOK two long days for 15 students of the Fraser Coast Anglican College to complete a mural which is now displayed in the foyer of St Stephen's Hospital.

The students aged between 14 and 16 created the artwork titled Gum Trees, which depicts how sunlight reflects off gum trees in myriad ways.

Art teacher Cassie O'Brien said her students were exceptionally proud to know the mural they produced was now a permanent fixture at the $96 million hospital in Hervey Bay.

"The hospital is a real boost to our area and very much a part of our community and the school were keen to show their support, as one part of the community helping another," Ms O'Brien said.

"The students had great fun working on this project during crazy and intense workshops, with two students working together on each section.

"If you look closely you can see the different styles of artist between the sections but coming together through a common theme."

Year 9 art student Madison Signitzer said she was happy with the work which creates a happy and comfortable environment for those visiting the hospital.