Movida Estate bringing public art to Midvale, Stratton


Michael Clement with Troy Condo and sons Ethan (2) and Lincoln (4).
Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au   d406860
Michael Clement with Troy Condo and sons Ethan (2) and Lincoln (4). Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d406860

ONE of Perth’s newest residential developments, Movida Estate, is bringing public art to Midvale and Stratton.

Movida has partnered with Stratton Community Association to assist a three-year project to clean up a local park.

John Stone Park has been plagued with litter problems, which were highlighted by the Reporter in 2013.

Through its Community Partnership Program, Movida Estate will fund the creation and installation of murals on two water tanks in the park.

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Association president Troy Condo said the historic tanks had been the target of graffiti vandals for years.

“We have been working hard for three years to clean up the park and this sponsorship from Movida to beautify the water tanks will be a big help,” he said.

He said the Movida funding would be used to engage local artists to design and install the murals, as well as buy materials like anti-graffiti sealant.

“The plan is to have one tank decorated with artwork marking the rich history of the Midland area and the other with indigenous art in recognition of the cultural heritage of local residents,” he said. “We are hoping to work with local Elders and include them in this community project.”

Mr Condo said the repeated clean-up of graffiti on the water tanks had been costly and the installation of the artworks had the support of the City of Swan.

“We’ve been working for three years now to turn John Stone Park from a largely neglected bushland into a hub for the whole community,” he said. “We appreciate the work that Movida and Peet are doing to merge the old and new communities.”

Stratton Community Association was formed about nine years ago. In addition to environmental and community work, it holds regular free community events.