Artists daub drab Fremantle bridge in colour

Fudge Works, Amok Island and Kyle Hughs-Odgers at the bridge. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d445574
Fudge Works, Amok Island and Kyle Hughs-Odgers at the bridge. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d445574

STREET art can be found on many previously drab and boring walls all around Fremantle, but last week six artists got together to paint a mural with a difference.

Forgoing walls, the artists, including Amok Island, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Fudge Works and Italy’s Nemco, covered the dull railway bridge in North Fremantle in a riot of colour and wonderful characters.

Project manager Sherrie Wilson said she lived down the road from the bridge and always thought it needed a bit of improvement.

“The idea is to create the experience of an outdoor gallery, where a group of artists are given a blank canvas and see what they come up with,” she said.

“I wanted to get a really diverse mix of styles together to create an interesting experience for the viewer and all the artists I selected are experienced at large-scale painting and are doing really exciting things.

“I want this project to highlight the creative spirit of the North Fremantle community and to strengthen the identity of the area as an artistic, eclectic and cultural hub,” she said.