Kalamunda art venture Elevation Digital gives youth a chance to shine


Vanessa McNair in front of the mural painted on her business window.
Vanessa McNair in front of the mural painted on her business window.

HILLS businesses are getting behind a Kalamunda youth art project that is aiming to showcase the region as a more vibrant destination.

Kalamunda business Elevation Digital is one of the first retailers to get behind the new public art project that supports local young artists.

Business owner Vanessa McNair said the ‘Shop Front Mural Project’ was part of Young Creatives Month, which gives local artists the chance to transform shop front windows around the City of

Kalamunda into temporary works of art.

“We have so many talented young people in our community and I’m proud to be part of a project that gives these artists a platform to showcase their work,” she said.

“Nineteen-year-old art students Will Wynn Owen and Annie Zhuang came up with my window design based on the colours and style of my logo, and drew it in chalk markers in under an hour.

“My front window looks amazing and I am so happy with the finished product.”

Seven other businesses will also have their windows painted as part of the project and Mrs McNair hopes other business owners will jump on board.

“If we want to attract more visitors to our local community then, as business owners, we need to get involved in projects like this and make Kalamunda an interesting and vibrant destination,” she said.

The project currently involves a group of 10 local artists aged between 16 and 21 in the City of Kalamunda.

The window art will remain on display throughout September and as part of the Perth Hills Spring Festival during October.