Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mural to brighten Cockburn noise wall

An internationally-recognised street artist has been commissioned by City of Cockburn Council to brighten a 250-metre-long local noise wall with a colourful mural.

Council says the proposed mural on the Spearwood Avenue noise wall in Yangebup will feature a floral design inspired by the flower farms which were once commonplace in the area.

Artist, Fieldey, also known as Haylee Fieldes, is known for her surf and skate art, but is also sought after for her illustrations of flora, Council said in a statement today.

It’s hoped the $80,000 public art project will prevent the wall from graffiti vandalism, which has attracted concerns from the local community.

Council Art and Culture Coordinator, Cassandra Cooper said the mural would go a long way to brightening the high traffic area along the four lanes of Spearwood Avenue.

“Spearwood Avenue is a major regional connector road from the Bibra Lake commercial area and residential suburb of Yangebup between Rockingham Road and Beeliar Drive,” Ms Cooper said.

“The new artwork will be enjoyed by thousands every day, on their way to and
from home, work and school including motorists travelling on the road and
pedestrians using the shared pathway.” 

Ms Cooper said the wall’s 86 panels would take several weeks to complete, with undercoat application beginning in late April, followed soon after by the design.

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