WELCOME TO THE
'TREASURE TRAIL OF WA'
The Treasure Trail of Western Australia
Reconnecting WA Communities
Treasured Youth Co is spicing up public art, youth mental health awareness and the classic down south trip with its inspired ‘Treasure Trail of WA’ project, a collection of interactive murals that will begin in Kalamunda and finish in Esperance. At least 20 treasure sites on the road down south will aim to be finished by 2022. The start of the Trail commenced in Dec 2020 with the Walliston Deli and Kalamunda Library mural well on their way to completion.
Each public mural will contain an embedded QR code that when scanned, will lead them to an online platform where they submit a photo of themselves in front of the artwork.
Once this is done, a random act of kindness is generated to which participants can then perform, such as to give someone a compliment or text a friend something you appreciate about them.
This unlocks an area allowing the person to read about someone else’s experience with mental health, access links to local support services and receive a voucher to redeem a wellness gemstone at a nearby designated ‘mental health’ store or café, where a TYC trained mental health officer will be on duty.
The Treasure Trail of WA project aims to rebuild and reconnect community through collaborative projects on the trail with each art piece made by the youth. Treasured Youth Co aims to engage with young people from schools and local youth groups make sure their input is valued for their local mural.