Oc­to­pus mu­ral worth cel­e­brat­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

WRIGHT Street in Kew­dale has had a splash of colour, with a mu­ral by aerosol artist Drew Straker ap­pear­ing on the wall of Cel­e­bra­tions Carlisle.

Cam­era-shy Mr Straker, also known as The Mu­ral­ist, has cre­ated pop­u­lar mu­rals across Perth, in­clud­ing an anti-cor­rup­tion piece com­mis­sioned by the WA Cor­rup­tion and Crime Com­mis­sion in De­cem­ber last year.

A keen skate­boarder, Mr Straker first got into graf­fiti at 14 and has gone on to teach other young peo­ple in art pro­grams for youth at risk.

Cel­e­bra­tions Carlisle man­ag­ing d464926 di­rec­tor Adam O’Brien has been work­ing with Carlisle Pri­mary School on a pro­gram where stu­dents will work with the artist to cre­ate a de­sign for the fence op­po­site the school.

Drew Straker’s oc­to­pus mu­ral in Kew­dale.

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