Artist Trai Dungay embraces the Community Transport bus that bears his art work.
Artist Trai Dungay embraces the Community Transport bus that bears his art work. Trevor Veale

Bus art

"I'LL be in shock when I'm sitting down in town somewhere watching the bus go past."

That's how talented 15 year-old Trai Dungay expects to be feeling the first time he sees the Community Transport bus that bears his art work all over it.

"I'll be able to say, 'look I did that bus'. It's going to be great," Trai said.

The local artist won Community Transport's 'Moving Canvas' art project, open to indigenous students in Years 9 to 11.

Trai was attending school at the Coffs Harbour Learning Centre when he entered the competition.

The Learning Centre was instrumental in encouraging Trai to complete the project and now the results speak for themselves.

There will be no missing the bus that helps provide transport for the elderly, frail, people with disabilities and carers.

The piece, called 'Dunghutti Dreaming', has a goanna and dolphins and certainly brightens up the bus.

Inspired by seeing his work in such a public domain, Trai is ready to create more work.

"If I get this reaction from people, I think I'm going to have to do more pieces," he said.



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