Night markets putting Inglewood on map

Graphic artist Ruth Perrin. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d445819
Graphic artist Ruth Perrin. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d445819

INGLEWOOD is shaking off its reputation as “Mt Lawley’s poor cousin” with Monday night markets helping to rejuvenate the area.

Graphic designer Ruth Perrin has designed the Inglewood on Beaufort logo, posters for the Inglewood Night Markets and even a colouring page featuring the street’s iconic outline for a competition run through the library – all pro bono.

Ms Perrin said that despite living in the suburb for only 2½ years, she cannot imagine living anywhere else.

“It started with me doing the logo for Inglewood on Beaufort and it’s has been something nice and light for me to do on top of my day job,” she said. “Coming from an advertising background, it’s good to give something back.

“It felt like a nice thing to do.”

Ms Perrin said the group was planning a backyard festival next year in conjunction with the City of Stirling.

“We want it to be by locals for locals,” she said.

“Inglewood had previously been thought of as the poor cousin to Mt Lawley, but it’s the start of rejuvenation of the area.

“It can only get better,” she said.

Ms Perrin said a number of local businesses and cafes had popped up since the night markets started last year.