Wagga mayor Rod Kendall says public art still has a place at Harris Park.
It comes as council removed a controversial mural that was spray-painted on the park’s amenities block during a school holiday workshop.
Councillor Kendall said he could see no reason why the young artists couldn’t repaint the wall – albeit with a different design.
“It is the desire of those involved to look at further opportunities – with a better level of consultation – for the children to further express themselves in the form of public art,” he said.
“I can’t see any reason why they wouldn’t be able to.”
Sporting figures have also publicly floated the amenities block could be repainted with a design similar to Bolton Park, which depicts sporting themes.
A council spokesman said on Wednesday there was scope later this year for another public art project of its kind.
Council's public art fund allows for two workshop-style projects each financial year.
The 2014-15 projects included the ill-fated Harris Park mural and another street design at the revamped Ashmont Skate Park.
The Perth-based artist who was commissioned for the Harris Park project, Steve Browne, said the workshop was “invaluable” for the kids.
Mr Browne was disappointed the project had met its demise, but put it down to the discussion that public art invokes.
“Every discussion is a good one,” he said.
“The idea was to teach them the difference between graffiti and street art, which they understood. They took a lot from it. They learnt to work together.”
Mr Browne said earlier this week the young artists should hold their heads high because they had finished a project to completion.
“Chin up,” he said. “Not everyone is going to like your art.”
Council issued a breakdown of the $7000 art project and said expenses included flights, accommodation, materials and the artist's tuition fees.
It denied the project was a waste of ratepayers’ funds because it was invested in children’s education.
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