Splash of colour on streets

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

EYE-catch­ing art­work like Bren­ton See’s will add a splash of colour to walls and laneways around WA next month for PUB­LIC’s 2015 Ur­ban art at­tack.

Streetscapes across Leed­erville, North­bridge, Clare­mont, Mt Law­ley, Vic­to­ria Park and Fre­man­tle will be­come the open-air can­vas for more than 50 na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists as part of the art fes­ti­val or­gan­ised by FORM.

The WA artist said the event aimed to spark con­ver­sa­tions about how cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion con­trib­uted to stronger, more well-rounded com­mu­ni­ties.

“Its projects like this that let smaller up-and-com­ing artists have their work seen by a greater au­di­ence than they nor­mally would,” Mr See said.

“I think Perth is step­ping its game up as far as pub­lic art goes – Mel­bourne has al­ways been known for its street art and colour­ful laneways but we are get­ting to the point that we are now com­pa­ra­ble.

“With FORM bring­ing over in­ter­na­tional artists from around the world we now have a taste of what the world of­fers on the walls of our own city.”

Mr See’s mu­ral on the Fresh Pro­vi­sions build­ing in Mt Law­ley is his first out­door piece and sim­i­lar to the work he does on smaller can­vases.

“I have painted four large an­i­mals that are free to roam the world with­out be­ing both­ered,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit pub­lic.form.net.au.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson d435550

Artist Bren­ton See.

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