Mandurah Forum: artistic duo creates mural featuring best of Mandurah


Centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie, Sam Shields and Elliott Tawns with a section of their underground carpark mural.
Centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie, Sam Shields and Elliott Tawns with a section of their underground carpark mural.

IT took street artists Sam Shields and Elliott Tawns just four days to cover 324sq m of wall in the new underground carpark at the Mandurah Forum redevelopment.

Their massive mural brings a touch of the coast inland to the shopping centre and provides a great view for motorists using the car park.

A Perth-based multi media artist, Shields spent many holidays in Mandurah with his grandparents as a boy and knows what the city is all about.

The mural is quintessentially Mandurah – blue for the sea in the underground carpark and yellow for the beach in the storey above.

There are boats, bridges, crabs, fish and even the thrombolites at Lake Clifton.

The two started work on a Saturday and finished last Wednesday, working between eight and 10 hours a day.

Shields sketches the outlines, Tawns fills them in.

Shields is a multi-media artist with a body of work covering illustration, painting, murals, videography and design.

His clients have included the Satterley Property Group, Curtin University, Warner Music, Westfield and the Town of Victoria Park.