Fremantle artists brightens up Leederville IGA wall

The Good Grocer Leederville IGA assistant store manager Mal Muhlethaer and artist Melski McVee. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
The Good Grocer Leederville IGA assistant store manager Mal Muhlethaer and artist Melski McVee. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

FREMANTLE artist Melski McVee has left her mark on Leederville once again.

After painting the IGA car park toilet block, McVee was recruited by the Brindle Group to give the rear wall on the shop a makeover as part of a recent rebrand.

Now called The Good Grocer, the Vincent Street shop also boasts a large, colourful mural that captures the idea of the old corner store, featuring bouquets of flowers, vegetables and other goods on a shelf.

McVee said there were some challenges in painting the large wall, which was otherwise a straightforward process.

Artist Melski McVee. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

“There were a few setbacks like being on a main road and access to the top of the wall and the weather,” she said,

“It’s a huge wall but it’s step by step and you get through eventually.”

McVee said he was able to complete the project much quicker by projecting the design onto the wall.

“I did a mural already that was about the retail history and they wanted something in a similar style,” she said.

“We projected the design onto the wall at night, which meant doing the outline only took about three days.

“It would have taken a lot longer to draw it on without the projection.”