Street artist soars with emu masterpiece

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Tay­lar Amonini

Port Hed­land’s Pil­bara Reg­i­ment de­pot will get a facelift this week as emus storm the out­side wall.

Broome artist So­brane Sim­cock, who goes by the moniker So­brane, vis­ited Port Hed­land last week­end to spray-paint her fa­mous emus on the Wil­son Street de­pot as part of a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Pil­bara Reg­i­ment.

Pil­bara Reg­i­ment of­fi­cer com­mand­ing 1 squadron Ma­jor Guy Warnock said he first ap­proached So­brane after see­ing her art at the NORFORCE de­pot in Broome.

“The emu fea­tures on the Pil­bara Reg­i­ment’s badge, so it’s the per­fect sym­bol to have at the de­pot to trans­form a plain wall into some­thing striking,” he said.

The artist, slowly gain­ing in­ter­na­tional ac­claim, said she was ex­cited about this ca­reer first.

“I’ve drawn lots of emus on a smaller scale but never in spray­paint as wall art, so I’m re­ally ex­cited about do­ing my first wall in the Pil­bara and cre­at­ing some­thing re­ally spe­cial for ev­ery­one to en­joy,” she said.

“It all started with one wall in Broome last year, which proved so pop­u­lar that since then I’ve done installations all over the world, in­clud­ing a gi­ant 36m wall in Italy.”

The in­stal­la­tion started last Sun­day, with mem­bers of the pub­lic fil­ter­ing in to wit­ness the latest piece of street art to join the well-loved mu­rals through­out Port Hed­land’s West End.

Pic­ture: Tay­lar Amonini

Broome artist So­brane Sim­cock, aka So­brane, half­way through her emu masterpiece.

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