Artist’s eye­catch­ing mu­ral at Joon­dalup

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ARTIST Mon­ica McGhie cre­ated an eye-catch­ing mu­ral for Chang­ing Places fa­cil­ity at Lakeside Joon­dalup Shop­ping City.

The shop­ping cen­tre has un­veiled the mu­ral that McGhie painted us­ing her mouth as she has no arms and legs.

She is an ad­vo­cate for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, who have had bet­ter ac­cess to bath­room fa­cil­i­ties since the Chang­ing Places room opened in Jan­uary.

The fa­cil­ity is fit­ted with a change table and hoist, and was the first of its kind in a WA shop­ping cen­tre.

Cen­tre man­ager Gemma Han­ni­gan said since it opened, the fa­cil­ity had en­abled many peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, their car­ers and fam­i­lies to com­fort­ably plan and en­joy a visit to the cen­tre.

“For peo­ple with se­vere dis­abil­i­ties, not hav­ing ac­cess to a fa­cil­ity like ours, iso­lates them and their car­ers in their homes,” she said.

“We’re work­ing to make Lakeside Joon­dalup the desti­na­tion of choice for peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity.

“We en­gaged Mon­ica McGhie to cre­ate an art­work that would add colour and vi­brancy to the fa­cil­ity and bring joy to its users.

“As a fre­quent vis­i­tor to Lakeside Joon­dalup and a lo­cal artist, we knew Ms McGhie was per­fect for the job.”

Pic­ture: Chris Ker­shaw

Mon­ica McGhie, who has no arms and legs, painted mu­rals in Lakeside Joon­dalup Shop­ping City’s Chang­ing Places fa­cil­ity us­ing her mouth to hold paint brushes.

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