Mural makeover for city

Artist Hiroyasu Tsuri, also known as Twoone, at work on a mural.
Artist Hiroyasu Tsuri, also known as Twoone, at work on a mural.

Also known as Twoone, he is one of eight acclaimed artists taking part in FORM�s Public2015 event, with names like Run Amok and Fremantle�s own Anya Brock taking ownership of a wall in need of an artistic makeover.

Public2015 is a festival of urban art created by not-for-profit FORM that has invited more than 50 national and international artists to paint up a storm in Fremantle, Victoria Park, Claremont, Leederville and Perth.

FORM community development manager Rebecca Clarkson said Public2015 grew from a desire to transform public spaces with art and creativity into places locals could be proud of.

�It is a celebration of art and ideas which bring together compelling artists and international change makers to create incredible public murals that brighten our urban spaces and discuss transformative ideas for our cities,� she said.

�Fremantle has a strong artistic tradition and cultural heritage with some fantastic assets and black walls.

�The artists are incredible and will provide some amazing artwork in the city for years to come.

�I hope that people are inspired by watching artists creating their murals in the public space because it is very rare that we are given an opportunity to see them create on such a huge scale.�

Not just about the artwork, the event will see residents of 100 Hampton Road benefit by way of urban specialist John Bela, who will be running a masterclass aimed at challenge local designers to create an installation for the lodging house that will not only activate space but engage residents and connect with the wider community.

Public2015 runs until April 19.

Visit www.public.form.net.au for more information.