140 years of history depicted in new mural

Artist Irene Osborne in front of the mural. Photo: Jon Hewson. 494082
Artist Irene Osborne in front of the mural. Photo: Jon Hewson. 494082

MORE than 100 years of Cockburn history has been immortalised in a new mural.

WA artist Irene Osborne took inspiration from Cockburn’s colonial and horticultural history to create the 22-panel mural, which was installed this week at the intersection of Rockingham Road and Spearwood Avenue.

Ms Osborne spent months working on the pieces in her Spearwood studio with contributions from a number of long-time residents including Tony Ravlich, Jeannette Paulik and Len Glamuzina.

A City of Cockburn spokesperson said the artworks were a tribute to the area’s early settlers and Spearwood’s history as a home to booming market gardens.

Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett will conduct an official dedication of the murals on June 27.

Visit history.cockburn.wa.gov.au/Wartime/Industry-and-agriculture for more information on the City’s agricultural history.

Artist Irene Osborne, Spearwood resident Tony Ravlich, Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and Spearwood resident Len Glamuzina.