Murals bring art into public realms in Joondalup and Wanneroo

Jeremy Lane's Joondalup mural. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Jeremy Lane's Joondalup mural. Picture: Martin Kennealey

PORTRAIT murals in Joondalup and Wanneroo are bringing more art into the public realm.

Iluka artist Jeremy Lane recently transformed a wall in the McLarty Avenue South carpark as part of 2019 Urban Couture.

The 24-year-old creates still life and portraits in graphite and ink and has now turned his hyper realistic art skills to murals.

Jeremy Lane working on the Joondalup mural.

“The City is fortunate to have a creative like Jeremy Lane living within its boundaries and contributing to the street art scene,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

“His work is incredibly life-like, tells a story and sparks discussion and interest.”

Lane said he was thrilled to be part of Urban Couture and had taken an interest in murals because they reached more viewers than his usual portraits.

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“A lot of my fine art goes from my desk into a box, which gets sent to the buyer,” he said.

“It gets seen by me and its new owner, and that is it.

“Murals are seen by hundreds of people each day – they can be appreciated on a day to day basis, bringing life to a public space to be enjoyed by many, all year long.”

The mural featuring Tony and Lorna Villanova. Photo: Martin Kennealey

Wanneroo mural pays tribute to pioneers

Artist Jerome Davenport recently extended his mural at a Wanneroo Central shopping centre car park to pay tribute to the area’s first shop owners.

Celebrating the humble beginnings of the Wanneroo township, the Blank Walls Collective mural features Tony and Lorna Villanova, pioneers who established the original town store in 1950.

It later became the Wanneroo Shopping Centre, and contributed greatly to the development of the Wanneroo town site.

Charter Hall commissioned Davenport to do the first stage of the community mural in 2018 as part of the centre’s $20 million redevelopment.

It features two honorary Freemen of the City of Wanneroo, Margaret Cockman and Nick Trandos.

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