The Lions Club Of Soldiers Point and Local Artist Rhys Fabris Create Brilliant Bus Shelters

The Lions Club of Soldiers Point Members at one of the bus shelters with artist Rhys Fabris. Photo by Marian Sampson.
The Lions Club of Soldiers Point Members at one of the bus shelters with artist Rhys Fabris. Photo by Marian Sampson.


MANY of the bus shelters on the Tomaree Peninsula are owned and maintained by the Lions Club of Soldiers Point.

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Recently the Lions Club of Soldiers Point commissioned local aerosol artist Rhys Fabris to turn some of their bus shelters into fixtures which create a sense of pride for the community.

The bus shelter at Old Salamander Bay Shops now features a beautiful lorikeet and the one near Tomaree High School and the public swimming pool features a kookaburra created by artist Rhys Fabris.

Sharon Blunt, President of the Soldiers Point Lions Club told News Of The Area, “The Club allocated funds to improve the bus shelters, and these artworks are adding fun and colour to the community.”

The Lions aim to improve more of their bus shelters, however this will depend upon funds raised at their various barbeques and through other fund raising activities.

The Lions have also recently refurbished Bob Cairns Reserve at Salamander Bay.

“The new look shelters offer a great way to show the local environment off to the community,” she said.

Artist Rhys Fabris who collaborated on the Anna Bay place making artwork is having a busy year, his works now also adorns two Ingenia Caravan Parks at Soldiers Point and One Mile Beach, and there are plans for more bus shelters around the Bay as well.

Rhys Fabris told News Of The Area, “I am honoured and grateful to be able to work in my local community.

“I’m stoked to do projects like this.”

Rhys clearly has a talent to bring our local fauna and flora to life in artworks.

“I’m looking forward to doing a Black Cockatoo,” he said.

Rhys has identified several Port Stephens buildings which could become blank canvases for more artworks including a bus shelter at Pauls Corner.

The Lions Club of Soldiers Point welcome new members who would like to make a difference in their community.

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