Vandalism gives way to urban art
THE Public Transport Authority (PTA) has established the Urban Art program to deal with the ongoing problem of graffiti.
The PTA spends about $2.5 million annually removing graffiti and window scratchings.
The new program is an effort to reduce the incidence of graffiti on public transport infrastructure. Its aim is to identify and transform graffiti hot spots into public works of art by professional and respected urban artists.
Artists and young people created an aquarium artwork at the Warnbro train station as part of the project.
Young people are encouraged to take part in the Urban Art project to channel their energy into legal art activities.
Since the Urban Art project started, there has been a reduced level of trespass and graffiti on the network.
For more details, phone the PTA’s Right Track officer on 9326 2055 or email therighttrack@pta. wa.gov.au.
The aquarium artwork at Warnbro station.