Daek William launches new Morley mural

Bayswater councillor Steven Ostaszewskyj, The Morley Momentum members Llambi Kule and Josh Eveson, Varsity Project staffer Kane Rigby, Lyn Richards and Stacey Richards (TMM), Varsity Project co-owner Ben Maher. Front: Daek William, Heather Barson, Eve Barson and Eleanor Hopkins.
Bayswater councillor Steven Ostaszewskyj, The Morley Momentum members Llambi Kule and Josh Eveson, Varsity Project staffer Kane Rigby, Lyn Richards and Stacey Richards (TMM), Varsity Project co-owner Ben Maher. Front: Daek William, Heather Barson, Eve Barson and Eleanor Hopkins.

A NOSTALGIC mural featuring references to 80s and 90s arcade games and movies is the latest addition to Morley’s growing list of murals.

Artist Daek William was chosen among seven candidates by The Morley Momentum and Varsity Project to paint a mural at the burger restaurant.

The mural was finished on February 6, wrapping up a two-week process.

William said the mural was an interactive piece that related to the “fun, energetic and colourful” experience Varsity offered.

“The whole wall is a main feature of icons from the past, for each viewer may relate to one icon over another,” he said.

“The game is to figure out where all the different icons are from.

“We painted this with aerosol spray paint, a lot of cans were used to create the work.

“The work is foremost for the community and for them to enjoy the space and create a brighter more colourful space in Morley, I think it’s an added bonus for us both that Varsity and I could do a collaboration.

“We have created a great piece of work together.”

He hoped the public could enjoy taking photos with the artwork and tag him in the posts.

The Morley Momentum vice-chairperson Eleanor Hopkins said the mural was funded through grants from the City of Bayswater, Bendigo Bank and Perth PHR Patrick Gorman.

“We are so pleased with the result which adds some much needed colour to Morley and we hope the Morley community is proud of the work and goes to look at it,” she said.

“In September 2019, we launched Morley’s first art walk map which showcases five murals on a 650m loop in the Progress Street precinct.

“Daek William’s mural is planned to be added to the map in the future.

“It was great working with Daek and seeing his design come to life on what was a boring brick wall.”

She said the group was looking for new members and interested artists who would like to create murals.

For information, visit Daek William and The Morley Momentum’s Facebook pages.

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