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'Bee-spoke' art trail guides visitors to Maylands town centre treasures

Posted on September 28, 2017
Visitors keen to take in the sights and surrounds of Maylands need only look down at their feet thanks to a new art trail commissioned by the City of Bayswater in collaboration with Honey I'm Home Produce.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the City is delighted to be working with local business, Honey I'm Home, on the 'pollen and petals' art trail.

"The artwork by Alina Tang of Giant Pansy is whimsical and pretty. It captures the artisan vibe of the neighbourhood while delivering a walkable trail in a fun and informative format.

"The educational trail comprises artwork depicting native bees and flowers along with their everyday and scientific names.

The bee inspired artwork takes the form of floor stickers and aims to connect the two sides of the Maylands town centre that straddle the train line.

"We are keen for visitors to the City to discover both sides of the Maylands town centre and are confident this walking trial is a quirky and fun way to do just that.

"The trail travels in various directions from the east side of the Maylands' train station, with the collection of bee and petal motifs leading visitors up the steps to Whatley Crescent to take in cafes such as Mrs S, Smoults Larder, the Woodfired Baker and Sherbet then along the yellow brick road artwork to vintage homeware shops Maine and the Vintage Emporium. Alternatively those eager for some refreshment can head straight from the station up Eighth Avenue to coveted small bar, Henry on Eighth.

Meanwhile, on the west side of the Maylands train station, visitors are led past a plethora of stunning facades on Railway Parade from the historic Peninsula Hotel (home to Dome café) past the Little Shop of Plenty before arriving at the Robert Jenkins Bee Mural on the side wall of Honey I'm Home.

The 'bees and pollen' artwork will be officially launched between 11am and 1pm, on Sunday 8 October. Those interested in attending should meet outside the Maylands Train Station on Whatley Crescent then follow the trail into the station, where the 'welcome to Maylands' artwork will be ceremoniously laid. Guests will be invited along to Honey I'm Home at 213 Railway Parade where they will be treated to honey tasting and honey gelato.

For more information contact Place Manager Emma Snow on 9270 4173.

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