Got a Gaga Ball Pit at your school? Sweet. Got a Mulga-painted Gaga Ball Pit? Now that’s something else!
We installed a Gaga Ball Pit for Malabar Primary recently and were delighted to hear (and see!) it being painted by artist, Mulga. It 100% takes the cake for being the coolest Gaga Ball Pit in Australia. We managed to catch Mulga and Shana, principal of Malabar Primary, for a quick chat about the entire process and how their Gaga Ball Pit has impacted their school even just in its early days.
We interviewed both Malabar Primary School and Mulga The Artist to get the low down on this beautiful collaboration!
Malabar PS: What made you decide to get an artist to paint your Gaga Ball Pit?
We had previously used Mulga for a mural at the top of our school and when deciding how to decorate the Gaga Pitt we thought he’s artwork was the perfect fit to coordinate the top and bottom playgrounds of the school. Mulga’s artwork is exciting and intriguing for the kids. It adds colour and vibrancy to the the school grounds. The beach themes are fitting given that the school is located near Malabar Beach.
Malabar PS: How did you find out about Gaga Ball?
I am originally from Tasmania and I holiday there with my kids every school holidays. we often go over to the school and play Gaga Ball with their cousins. Sometimes there’s a whole bunch of us. I loved that everyone and any age could get involved and knew I wanted to introduce the fun to my own kids school at Malabar.
Malabar PS: Could you share how you gathered the funds to pay for the Gaga Ball Pit and/or Mulga's art piece?
Our P&C work very hard with on a range of school events such as a Movie Night, School Disco, Colour Run, etc that all helped to contribute and raise money for the Gaga Pitt and Painting by Mulga.
Malabar PS: What does the community think of the Gaga Ball Pit and Mulga's contribution?
So far we have had a very positive response from the Malabar Public School Community. The kids are excited to play it and the teachers are keen to get amongst the challenge! The artwork was super exciting to watch the progress everyday! The kids would all stand and watch Mulga paint - some keen to get a signature! Everyone was stoked with the outcome!
"The Gaga Pit has added a new level of excitement to the school for sure!"
Malabar PS: How have you been using your Gaga Ball Pit? Are you getting multiple games/uses out of it?
The kids are given class time slots to use the Gaga Pitt. If they were allowed to use it at anytime we would have every kid in there! I believe there has been a mix of games played.
Malabar PS: Would you have any words of wisdom for other schools considering getting a Gaga Ball Pit?
Absolutely do it! Every single member of the community can get amongst the fun which is what makes it so great!
"The service from Gaga Games was outstanding. We were well informed at all times, the cost was reasonable, the delivery and set up was excellent! I highly recommend working with this company!"
Hey Mulga; Tell us about yourself and how you got involved in this project?
I painted a mural at Malabar Public School a few years ago and they must have liked it so they reached out about me painting a bunch of classroom doors and their new Gaga Pit.