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Maylands Town Centre

Pollen and Petals

We partnered with local business, Honey I'm Home Produce, to commission an art trail throughout Maylands. 

The 'Bee Inspired' artwork by Alina Tang from Giant Pansy takes the form of floor stickers and aims to connect the two sides of the Maylands town centre that straddle the train line.

Art on Eighth

Giant planter boxes filled with native plants, trees and greenery now line the centre of Eighth Avenue in Maylands.  The work of local artists will be featured on the sides of the planters and other street furniture through the City's 'Art on Eighth' initiative which celebrates Maylands as one of Perth's creative hotspots. 

The artwork will be regularly updated.  The first creative featured was renowned artist Eva Fernandez, with images from her ‘After the Tea Party’ collection.

Street Games

The first of Maylands’ ‘Street Games’ series was the result of seed funding from the City, and collaboration with local business Vintage Emporium. 

This resulted in a ‘Yellow Brick Road’ connecting both sides of Whatley Crescent across Ninth Avenue, and included a vintage style hopscotch game.  Two subsequent games/activities were also painted on the footpath as the result of a grant from Perth Airport.  These were Maylands Monopoly and a test-your-knowledge world map.  All works were painted by local artist Ill Withers.

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.

Journey Work of the Stars

A history of the universe, starting with the big bang and ending with Maylands as a locality, has been painted and placed on the footpath along Guildford Road. 

The stroll runs between Ninth and Eighth Avenue (past the old Police Station), and the illustrations are in chronological order, spaced at distances that reflect the approximate period of time between each major event. 

The project was envisioned by Rory Deegan, created by community network Creative Maylands, and funded by the City. Creative Maylands’ member Alina Tang painted the images, intended to be accessible and understandable to children as well as adults.

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).

Art Walk Map

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.

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.

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.

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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