Roebourne Police Station finds its artist

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Artist Jenna Halden at the Roebourne Police Station

The search for a young Aboriginal artist to paint the Roebourne Police Station reception area was made much easier when the officers spotted one candidate’s hand painted mobile phone cover.

Roebourne Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Dale Harmer said he knew he had found the right artist when he met Jenna Halden and saw the original work she had added to her phone cover.

“Sgt Joel Wight and I sat with Jenna and discussed what we felt was important for police and community relationships going forward,” Sen. Sgt Harmer said. 

“The artwork tells the story of Roebourne’s past and future and it has been a wonderful journey for us which has involved spending time with Jenna and her family during the creative process.

“The four small circles show past relationships and how they are getting brighter and more inclusive as time goes on, while the four large circles encompass the positive connections between community and police, bringing the greater community together and welcoming everyone. The rings in the circles show growth and a brighter future being achieved by police continuing to reach out and help all communities.

“Jenna will be completing two more pieces for the station which will continue the story of Roebourne Police and the community, which look like being completed by early next year.”