North Perth telephone exchange gets facelift from artist Brenton See


City of Vincent mayor John Carey, Telstra regional director Janet Barnes and artist Brenton See.
North Perth telephone exchange gets facelift from artist Brenton See
City of Vincent mayor John Carey, Telstra regional director Janet Barnes and artist Brenton See.

IT took artist Brenton See 19 days to turn the exterior of the Telstra North Perth exchange from an eyesore to an eye catching work of art.

Covering much of the tired and outdated red brick with brightly coloured animals and shapes, See went with a communication theme for his mural.

“I run with a theme as far as the animals shapes and bright colours go so I had an idea in my head (of what I wanted to do),” he said.

“Being that Telstra deals with communication, I wanted to get that theme across: animals communicating with each other.”

The Hilton resident said he was happy the mural, which was completed about four weeks ago, had not been tagged with graffiti.

“There’s a bit of respect between people that do tag and artists. I suppose I’ve been around a little while now that people know my work,” he said.

It is the second mural project between Telstra and City of Vincent.

The first was at the Mt Hawthorne exchange.

Telstra regional director Janet Barnes said the company was proud to be part of North Perth’s cultural diversity and heritage.