Artist Ill Withers’ floor murals putting Maylands on the map

Ill Withers (artist) working on a new artwork in the Maylands town centre which features a travel theme. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d477005
Ill Withers (artist) working on a new artwork in the Maylands town centre which features a travel theme. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d477005

A MAYLANDS artist is flying his way through Eighth Avenue with floor murals of a Maylands Monopoly board and world map.

Ill Withers, whose artworks include Yellow Brick Road, Lyric Lane and Rifos Caf, was chosen to lead a joint project commissioned by the City of Bayswater and Perth Airport.

The Monopoly board is located outside the Magic Shoebox while the world map is positioned outside Flight Centre and Sosi.

Withers said the murals followed a “local and global” theme, which aimed to revive Maylands.

“The Monopoly has landmarks and businesses ranging from the Seventh Avenue Bridge, Honey I’m Home, Peninsula Hotel, Vintage Emporium, the Yellow Brick Road, Studio 281 and The Rise,” he said.

“The educational, activity map is for kids to identify countries; so it is slightly educational and fun.”

Withers said he would finish both murals before Christmas.

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said Maylands’ distinct artistic vibe was at the “beating heart of its community”.

“Art and culture play a unique role in our community and commissioning public artworks gives something creative and tangible back to the people of Bayswater for generations to come,” he said.

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