4 July 2023

New mural to welcome students at uni centre

| Sarah Martin
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CUC Cape York’s Marley Sharp is completing a mural in the new centre.

A COLOURFUL mural designed by staff member and local artist Marley Sharp will welcome people to Cooktown’s new Country Universities Centre.

Mr Sharp is the centre’s Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and also an award-winning artist, and said the design represented the centre and helped make a welcoming environment.

“The lines are the wifi waves going through the air and the colours represent the region, the rainforest and the reef,” he said.

“The eagle is our CUC logo and then we have all the students along the bottom.”

The centre, located on Charlotte Street in Cooktown, offers services to people from Year 10 level and up who were studying with a registered training organisation, TAFE or university.

It aims to help bridge the gap between remote and urban education, with three study rooms available for bookings, as well as a shared study space, lounge, shared space, training room and kitchen.

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