Cockburn Gateway launches competition to win urban artwork


Cockburn Gateway centre manager Kate Grieve and artist Troy Barbitta. Picture: Jon Hewson d454549
Cockburn Gateway centre manager Kate Grieve and artist Troy Barbitta. Picture: Jon Hewson d454549

URBAN artists have been commissioned by a local shopping centre to create four new pieces.

Created by Mike Shime, Samuel Kim, Troy Barbitta and Daek William, the pieces come together to create a 54m “urban walk” opposite the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City food court.

The artwork, which conceals youth fashion stores due to open in July, depict positive aspects of youth culture.

The one-off art will be up for grabs when the new stores open.

A selfie captioned with a positive message celebrating youth, tagged with the name of the piece and @cockburngateway, and uploaded to social media is all that is needed to enter to win a piece.

Gateway has pledged to donate $2 for each of the first 500 entries submitted for each piece.

The urban walk selfie competition will run until June 19, with funds going to Edmund Rice Camps for Kids WA, Parkerville Children and Youth Care, CanTeen and ARTrinsic.

Visit Cockburn Gateway for information.