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.
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.
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.
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.
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.