Artist sees the bigger picture

Brenton See in front of his animal canvas painted on the wall of Fresh Provisions.
Brenton See in front of his animal canvas painted on the wall of Fresh Provisions.

Streetscapes across Leederville, Northbridge, Claremont, Mt Lawley, Victoria Park and Fremantle will become the open-air canvas for more than 50 national and international artists as part of the art festival organised by not-for-profit FORM.

The WA artist said the event aimed to spark conversations about how creativity and innovation contribute to stronger and more well-rounded communities.

�It�s projects like this that lets smaller up and coming artists have their work seen by a greater audience than they normally would,� Mr See said.

�I think Perth is stepping its game up as far as public art goes, Melbourne has always been known for its street art and colourful laneways but we are getting to the point that we are now comparable.

�With FORM bringing over international artists from around the world, we now have a taste of what the world offers on the walls of our own city.�

Mr See�s mural on the Fresh Provisions building in Mt Lawley, is his first outdoor piece and similar to the work he does on smaller canvases.

�I have painted four large animals that are free to roam the world without being bothered,� he said.

�Humans are the greatest threat to animals whose numbers are dropping everyday.

�This wall is a depiction of life and death and everything in between.�

For more information about PUBLIC 2015 which takes place from April 10 to 19, visit public.form.net.au.