Town life is reflected in a See of colour
Perth artist Brenton See has added more colour to Dampier after creating three murals in various locations around the town.
The Dampier Mural Project was started and managed by local community member Fleur Diamond.
See has painted murals at the Dampier Primary School assembly area, on the external wall of the Dampier Community Hall and on the west-facing external wall of the new Dampier Community Hub.
The murals are designed to reflect the Dampier landscape and way of life.
Ms Diamond worked with the Dampier Community Association and gained funding from various organisations to make the project a reality.
“The major funding sponsors are Pilbara Ports Authority, Dampier Community Association, Chevron and the City of Karratha through the quarterly grant scheme,” she said.
“I found Brenton on Instagram and thought that it would be a great addition to our town and something I could do in a voluntary capacity.”
See is a celebrated Perth artist who has painted numerous murals around the State capital.
He started as a graphic designer, went on to become a tattoo artist and settled on painting after discovering it best accommodated his artistic talents.
He said he commonly used animals and shapes in his work, including the one he completed at the Dampier Community hub.
The image is of a child, Dampier icon Red Dog and a humpback whale.
“The child is using his imagination to picture this whale basically using the colours in his mind then it’s becoming a real whale,” she said. “It’s going from something he’s imagined into a real form.”
The Dampier Primary School mural involves images of animals, children and landscapes.
“Kids can look at it and see themselves in the wall because there’s kids running and kids doing handstands and things, which is positive,” See said.
Artist Brenton See and volunteer project manager Fleur Diamond at the Dampier Community Hub mural.