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Travel the world with new street art in Maylands

Posted on December 13, 2017

Artist Ill Withers is making it easy for City of Bayswater residents to get bitten by the travel bug with a series of new art works in Maylands.

The artist behind Whatley Crescent's much loved yellow brick road will be hard at work this week at Eighth Avenue in Maylands creating two new travel themed pieces.

The floor murals also have an educational focus and are a joint commission funded by the City and Perth Airport.

One of the pieces is a colourful world map which tests people's knowledge of geography and is aptly positioned outside Flight Centre and Sosi on Eighth Avenue.

The other is outside the Magic Shoebox and is a quirky game of Maylands Monopoly, highlighting tourist and local hot spots.

Mayor Dan Bull said commissioning artworks such as these was an important part of creating a sense of place in the City's town centres.

"Maylands is a thriving hub and has a distinct art's vibe which we believe is at the beating heart of its community," Mayor Bull said.

"We recently reaffirmed our commitment to public art by resolving to give developers of commercial and industrial buildings costing $1 million and above the option to contribute to a cash-in-lieu fund for public art.

"Art and culture play a unique role in our community and commissioning public artworks gives something creative and tangible back to the people of Bayswater for generations to come.

"Pieces such as these allow our residents to really connect to a place and add to an area's vibrancy."

The two artworks will be finished in the next few weeks and are easily accessible for the public to enjoy.

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