Artist Brenton See creates rec club mural

Darren Smith (General Manager, Morley Noranda Recreation Club), Brenton See (Muralist) of Hilton and Cr Sally Palmer (City of Bayswater). Seen here in front of the new mural on the Morley Noranda Recreation Club. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495011
Darren Smith (General Manager, Morley Noranda Recreation Club), Brenton See (Muralist) of Hilton and Cr Sally Palmer (City of Bayswater). Seen here in front of the new mural on the Morley Noranda Recreation Club. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495011

ARTIST Brenton See has mixed local flora and fauna with sports in his latest mural at Morley Noranda Recreation Club.

The former Morley resident, who grew up around the club and Hawaiian’s Noranda, was commissioned by the City of Bayswater and the club to paint a mural outside the clubrooms.

His sister and brother used to play netball and compete in athletics at the club, while his parents still live locally.

As part of the design process, See went to Lightning Swamp in Noranda to take photos of native species, including the western wattlebird, rainbow bee-eater, red-tailed black cockatoo, bobtail lizard, red-capped parrot, motorbike frog and Canarby’s black cockatoo.

He then incorporated the species in the artwork, alongside sports played at the club and orchids, which recreated photos submitted by local residents.

It took him almost eight days to complete the mural.

The mural. Picture: David Baylis

See said he tried to make the most of local flora and fauna and sporting activities in the artwork.

“Whenever I do murals, I try to do them site-specific and locate the closest reserve that is going to hold a lot of various flora and fauna,” he said.

“I always go around and see what is around. It helps me learn as well.”

Club manager Darren Smith said members had given positive feedback on the mural so far, which had lifted the aesthetic appearance of the club.

He said the club hoped to do another mural on the other side of the clubrooms.

Mayor Dan Bull said the mural was a “perfect backdrop” to the recently Noranda Nook community space that had a table tennis table and a little library.

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