Mu­ral mas­ter­piece for Mar­garet

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A LOVE for an­i­mals and art led Bren­ton See to paint and the artist has just fin­ished an­other colour­ful mas­ter­piece in Leda, ded­i­cated to WA’s first fe­male town plan­ner, Mar­garet Feil­man.

The 31-year-old was ap­proached by Leda shop­ping cen­tre and the City of Kwinana to cre­ate a mu­ral on the wall be­tween Chemist Ware­house and Leda Newsagency and Lot­tery on Feil­man Street.

It took See eight-and-ahalf days to cre­ate a six me­tre high by 14m wide mu­ral.

“Mar­garet had a lot to do with de­sign­ing the parks around the Kwinana and Leda area in the 1950s and she opted to leave a lot of parks and not disturb the nat­u­ral habi­tat of an­i­mals and wildlife,” he said.

“The street this mu­ral is painted on was named af­ter her. Mar­garet en­joyed vis­ual art and the back­ground flower I de­signed in the half triangle of the wall mu­ral is a sim­pli­fied ver­sion of one of her paint­ings.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Artist Bren­ton See painted this mu­ral, ded­i­cated to WA’s first fe­male town plan­ner, Mar­garet Feil­man.

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