Leeming artist to transform Willetton wall into nature mural

Artist Rachelle Dusting (Leeming). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Artist Rachelle Dusting (Leeming). Photo: Martin Kennealey

FROM nothing, a canopy of colourful flora and fauna will grow.

That is the aim of artist Rachelle Dusting, who has gone to work transforming a blank wall on the side of the Faith Community Church in Willetton into a colourful new mural celebrating the area’s local plants and animals.

Ms Dusting said creating murals such as this was a way to take art out of the gallery so it could be enjoyed by many more people.

“Growing up in this area and being well acquainted with the red-tailed black cockatoo, banksias and eucalyptus, I really wanted to showcase the City of Canning’s native footprint and capture the wildlife with a nostalgic but contemporary twist,” she said.

“Opportunities like this enable local artists to be elevated in their craft, provide employment to artisan small businesses, and has a great ability to inspire the upcoming generation.

“Art has the power to uplift and transform us, and it’s my hope that this mural will inspire conversation and also aid in the development of future projects and commissions for other emerging artists.”

The City of Canning said the mural was the first developer-funded public artwork in the area.

The mural will be visible to traffic along South Street and the Roe Highway/South Street entry and overpass.

Visit www.facebook.com/rachelledustingfineart for more information on the mural’s progression and Rachelle Dusting’s work.

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