New Murals Brighten Public Spaces in the Shire

New Murals Brighten Public Spaces in the Shire
10 Jan 2023

Shire of Harvey injects vibrancy and colour into the region with Mural Arts Project.

The Shire of Harvey is proud to collaborate with Western Australian artists to create some fantastic murals in iconic spaces across the Shire.

As part of the Mural Arts Project, five experienced artists were engaged to transform various spaces across the main localities into vibrant, unique and eye-catching artworks.

With the project commencing in August 2022, local Bunbury artist Andrew Frazer transformed the main wall of the Wokalup Tavern into an array of amazing colour and imagery, with the artwork commemorating the 1920 Mornington train tragedy.

Australian artist Ian Mutch converted a wall at the Harvey Pool into a great talking point, which can be spotted from Uduc Road in Harvey. Ian’s artwork explores the beauty of the natural world within the Korijekup region, incorporating the native flora and fauna of the area.

Focusing on the picturesque coastline, artist Jamie Wyatt created a spectacular mural at the Binningup Community Centre which includes some fun characters enjoying the water.

Engaging artwork has also popped up at the Eco Museum in Australind. Created by artist Jack Bromell, the mural is inspired by nature, highlighting the beautiful estuary and native fauna.

The final piece of this artwork extravaganza has been completed by Luke O’Donohoe. 

Celebrating key attractions in the area, Luke’s artwork on the Boundary's North wall at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre highlights beautiful locations such as the Wildflower Ridge Walk, Harvey Dam and Main Street. The art also incorporates the history of the trotting track at the location.

Shire of Harvey President Paul Gillett said it was great to see the community support for the Mural Arts Project.

“We are excited to be supporting artists within WA, while injecting colour and vibrancy into key spaces.”

“It really is great to see these amazing pieces of art capturing the attention of visitors to our area, educating them on the rich history and uniqueness of our community,” Cr Gillett said.

The Mural Arts Project is one of many projects that will focus on the vibrancy of public spaces within the Shire of Harvey and is part of the Shire’s Creative Communities 2027 Strategy.