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Maylands Town Centre

Mrs S Mural

We co-funded a mural depicting early Whatley Crescent trader Mrs S Harpon painted on the wall of Mrs S Café at the corner of Whatley Crescent and Eighth Avenue in 2018.  The project was a collaboration between the café, the City and Maylands art gallery Studio 28, and was painted by talented local artist Daek William.

Creed Birch Mural - Lyric Lane

The City co-funded this mural by Creed Birch on the side of the old Lyric Theatre with landowner Australian Development Capital.

The mural was painted as part of the 2020 activation of the laneway which involved new lighting, sound, plantings and permanent part-time closures for alfresco dining. 

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'Coming Together out of Isolation' - Lyric Lane

In 2020, Blank Walls worked with students from Bold Park Community School on a design for their back area opening onto Lyric Lane. Later that year, the City and Creative Maylands co-funded Blank Walls' 'Coming Together out of Isolation', a continuation of the concept further up the laneway as part of the Secret Laneways Hidden Gems laneway event.  

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Morley Town Centre

Art Walk in Progress St Precinct

Morley’s local town team, The Morley Momentum, have created Morley’s first art walk and ‘Art Walk Map’.

Showcasing four murals and a number of sculptures and frescoes within the Progress St Precinct in Morley, the art walk contributes to The Morley Momentum’s goal of creating vibrancy and walkability within the Morley town centre.

The art walk uses footpath markers to guide walkers around a 650m loop up Progress Street and through the Coventry Markets. A map is available (download on your smart phones) with information about each art piece and the artist(s).

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Cultures of Morley Mural

The City partnered with The Morley Momentum to commission artist Pippa McManus to create a vibrant mural that reflects the local community of Morley.

The design reflects the top five ethnicities living in Morley today according to the Australian Census.  These are Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Malaysian and Polish families.

Multicultural Mural

The Morley Momentum in partnership with Coventry Village and City of Bayswater commissioned a large scale multiculturally inspired mural on the façade of 5 Wellington Street, Morley. 

The 90 metre long mural was created by artist Amuck 37 and is one of the largest murals in West Australia.  The artwork depicts a journey through more than a dozen cultures through iconic symbols and events that are associated with those cultures, all of which are present in Morley through its ethnically diverse population.

Russell Street Park Mural

The City partnered with the Water Corporation to commission a mural at the Russell Street Park. 

The City engaged Project Manager, Leo Flavel from  Studio 281 to work with the Year 10 Art Class at John Forrest Highschool on a 10 week skill-building program.  The program included workshops from guests artists and the students working with four professional artists to develop a concept and paint the 60m wall at Russell St Park.  The mural features native birds and plants commonly seen around the City's wetland areas, celebrating the area's connection to the Swan River.

Varsity Project Mural

The City of Bayswater provided grant funds to The Morley Momentum for their collaborative project with Varsity Sports Bar to create a nostalgic mural on the side wall of the Varsity building on Rudloc road. The mural features 80s and 90s pop culture icons by artist Daek William creating a fun, energetic and colourful piece for the community to enjoy.

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Progress Street ‘Make Believe’ Mural

At the Progress Street pocket park is the whimsical mural ‘Make Believe’ by artist Steve Buckles, made in 2015. The works were commissioned after surveying business owners who thought an upgrade would help make the area more popular and supported by the City of Bayswater. The mural is a magical artwork in the heart of the Morley town centre.

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Noranda Town Centre

Jakobsen Way Mural

The City partnered with the Water Corporation as a part of their 'Splash of Colour' project to bring new life to the water pump station in Jakobsen Reserve. 

Artist Peter Ryan transformed a pump station into a vibrant piece of community art.  His work will celebrates the connection between the local environment and flora and fauna. 

 

Robert Thompson Pump Station

We partnered with Noranda Vibes and the Water Corporation as part of the ‘Splash of Colour’ Program to paint the water pump station at Robert Thompson Reserve. 

Local Artist George Wilinson painted his well-known ‘City map’ design and highlight the place name ‘Noranda’ within the artwork.  

Banksia Mural

We partnered with Hawaiian's Noranda to comission a mural on a 60m limestone wall along McGilvray Avenue. 

Artist Leanne Bray has showcased the Banksia flower, an Australian native featured in Lightning Swamp Noranda.

Morley Noranda Recreation Club

In joint partnership with the Morley and Noranda Rec Club, the City of Bayswater commissioned local artist Brenton See to create a mural at the Club building in the Noranda Sporting Complex which features a mix of local flora and fauna.  As part of the design process, See went to Lightning Swamp in Noranda to take photos of native species, including the western wattlebird, rainbow bee-eater, red-tailed black cockatoo, bobtail lizard, red-capped parrot, motorbike frog and Canarby’s black cockatoo.  He then incorporated the species in the artwork, alongside sports played at the club and orchids, which recreated photos submitted by local residents.

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Noranda Tennis & Netball

Completed by artist Paul Deej the murals mix netball and tennis with native wildlife. 

Funded by the City of Bayswater, Noranda Netball Association, and Morley Noranda Recreation Club.

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Bayswater Town Centre

Bendigo Bank Mural

The colourful mural along the retaining wall of the former post office/Bendigo Bank building on King William Street Bayswater was the result of a Baysie Rollers project, with funding assistance from the City. The distinctive artwork was painted by Mel McVee and local community members as a community art project in 2017.

Olfe Street Mural

Baysie Rollers received funding support from the City for a mural painted by artist Hurben on the Olfe Street wall of the Bayswater Community Centre. The mural relates to the history of the Bayswater Area, with connections to the river and local wildlife.

Bert Wright Park Mural

Wrapping around the back of the Bayswater Community Centre towards the library, and overlooking Bert Wright Park, is an extension of Hurben’s work that commenced with his Baysie Rollers project. Commissioned by the City, this work is playful and imaginative, loosely continuing with the river theme but moving into a world of fantasy as it moves toward the library. The mural continues as a work in progress.

Bayswater Primary School

‘And Still the River Flows’ – Bayswater Primary School Mural

Heloise Roberts, Bayswater Primary School’s Visual Art Specialist, designed this 30m mixed media mural at the school’s front entrance, which is a symbolic representation of the natural Bayswater environment with the Swan River taking centre stage.  The project was a collaboration between Heloise Roberts, the P&C and over 80 parents, children, teachers and staff, with funding assistance from the City of Bayswater.

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Claughton Reserve

The Nearest of the Faraway Places

Claughton Reserve is home to 'The Nearest of the Faraway Places' - a public artwork by artist Duncan Moon. 

Once a humble toilet block, it has been transformed into a beautiful piece of art that harmonises with the environment. It was commissioned by the City as part of a plan to upgrade Claughton Nature Reserve.

The toilet design complements the reserve by representing the wetlands flora and fauna:

  • Egret water birds
  • Kangaroo Paw plants
  • Stylised tortoise shell.

If you’d like to register a mural, create a mural, or have a blank wall that you would like to see an artwork on, please contact one of our Place Managers on 9272 0622 or place.management@bayswater.wa.gov.au. 

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