Laneway leads to colour

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

SU­BI­ACO is pre­par­ing for a new splash of colour.

Paint Subi will in­volve artist Hay­ley Welsh, along with Siouxx Tem­pest and in­ter­na­tional street artists Okuda and Evoca1, trans­form­ing prom­i­nent Su­bi­aco lo­ca­tions.

Welsh’s laneway can­vas will be near Lucy in Dis­guise just off Rokeby Road.

“I try to in­volve the sit­u­a­tion into what the nar­ra­tive is go­ing to be,” she said.

“I’ve done a sim­i­lar al­ley­way once be­fore and I’m in­ter­ested in start­ing in one place and end­ing in an­other.

“It’s not al­ways about the end des­ti­na­tion; it’s about the in-be­tween stages.”

Welsh was brought up near Manch­ester in England and has been liv­ing in Perth for the past six years. Her work has re­flected change and tran­si­tion and deal­ing with her feel­ings about liv­ing on the other side of the world.

“These crea­tures have kind of ap­peared in my work that re­flect voices lis­ten to those lit­tle voices about what you’re pas­sion­ate about and what you want to do,” she said.

The artist starts paint­ing on Wed­nes­day and will be hold­ing a work­shop for chil­dren to join in on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, from 10am.

Paint Subi is be­ing run by the City of Su­bi­aco and Form and is part of this year’s line-up for Open House Perth.

City of Su­bi­aco chief ex­ec­u­tive Don Bur­nett said in­vest­ing in pub­lic art was part of the City’s com­mit­ment to cul­tural and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and bring­ing vi­brancy to the streets of Su­bi­aco.

The week-long project runs un­til Novem­ber 12, with passers-by in­vited to watch the art­works in progress and take a free guided tour of each lo­ca­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, www.su­bi­aco.wa.gov.au/paintsubi. visit

Pic­ture: Jes­sica War­riner

Hay­ley Welsh is pre­par­ing for Paint Subi.

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