Artists transform water pump stations in Morley and Noranda with Splash of Colour

Artist George Wilkinson, Water Minister Dave Kelly and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Artist George Wilkinson, Water Minister Dave Kelly and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.

TWO water pump stations in Noranda and Morley are set to be splashed with colour and native flora and fauna.

The State Government, through the Water Corporation, has partnered with the City of Bayswater to transform two pump stations into public art pieces as part of the Splash of Colour Community Art Program.

Last week, artist George Wilkinson started to paint a city map design that showcased Noranda at a pump station in Robert Thompson Reserve.

Fellow artist Peter Ryan will transform a pump station next to the Walter Road and Jakobsons Reserve drain in Morley today.

Ryan’s artwork will be the final piece of the City and Water Corporation’s project to transform the drain into a living, breathing wetland.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said once the works were completed, the stations would be functional and beautiful assets for the community to enjoy.

“The Splash of Colour program continues to celebrate water and the important role it plays in our State, while turning highly visible and functional infrastructure into something really special,” he said.

“I look forward to seeing how these square green boxes in Noranda and Morley are completely transformed into bright and creative art pieces the reflect the diversity of each community and its unique local stories.”