Get in the picture with 3D pavement art

3d pavement art by Mandurah Visitor Centre. Artist Jenny McCracken, Nadine Heinen (Visit Mandurah) and Anita Kane (Visit Mandurah). Photo by John Taylor.
3d pavement art by Mandurah Visitor Centre. Artist Jenny McCracken, Nadine Heinen (Visit Mandurah) and Anita Kane (Visit Mandurah). Photo by John Taylor.

TWO Mandurah locations have been transformed into a tourism drawcard aimed at creating fantastic additional photo opportunities for visitors and locals alike.

Visit Mandurah has commissioned Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken to create impressive 3D illusions people can pose with.

The pavement outside the Mandurah Visitor Centre on Mandurah Terrace boasts a remarkable depiction of the Peel-Harvey Estuary, while the side wall of Blue Gatehouse on the corner of Dolphin Drive and Spinnaker Quays is adorned with a giant pelican.

3D Art on boatshed at Mandurah Ocean Marina with Nadine Heinen (Visit Mandurah). Photo by John Taylor.

Visit Mandurah general manager Anita Kane said the locations were strategically selected to encourage people to linger a little longer in the city centre’s tourism precinct, and encourage them to walk over to the marina.

“Visit Mandurah has identified public 3D art and 3D street painting as a great way to entertain and interact with visitors,” she said.

“It also encourages people to stop and pose with the art and share their photos on social media, promoting our wonderful city.

Crab artwork on Mandurah Bridge with artist Jenny McCracken. Photo by John Taylor

“The subjects of the artworks are designed to educate people about Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife and the fact our estuary is twice the size of Sydney Harbour.”

Each artwork has clear position markers and viewing points on the ground to instruct people where they need to stand to get the best 3D effect.

There is a fact about Mandurah and its wildlife next to the view point markers and people posting photos will be encouraged to use the hashtag #visitmandurah to help raise awareness.

The 3D artworks are expected to last for around 12 months, acting as a longer-term visitor attraction. For more information on things to do in Mandurah, go to visitmandurah.com.