Telstra’s art offer

L to R - Nicola Swarbrick (Telstra Area General Manager), Kim Jameson (COM), Kevin Murray (Telstra Shop Mandurah), Carolyn Marks (COM) & Mandy Otley (Mandurah Telstra Shop)
L to R - Nicola Swarbrick (Telstra Area General Manager), Kim Jameson (COM), Kevin Murray (Telstra Shop Mandurah), Carolyn Marks (COM) & Mandy Otley (Mandurah Telstra Shop)

Telstra is offering $5000 for locally based artists and/or creative teams to transform its communications exchange building in Forrest Street into a spectacular work of art.

Telstra area general manager Nicola Swarbrick said it was a great opportunity for an artist to publicly display their works for the whole community to see and appreciate.

‘Telstra is very proud to be a part of Mandurah’s cultural diversity and heritage and this is a golden opportunity to contribute to this rich mix that makes Mandurah so special,’ she said. ‘We have a vision of creating a brilliantly connected future for everyone.

‘We value the important role of public art in connecting and enriching the lives of Mandurah’s residents and the tourists that flock to this popular city.’

Telstra has teamed up with the City of Mandurah to help find the lucky local artist who will adorn the walls with their artwork.

‘The City of Mandurah was delighted to offer support and advice to Telstra to engage a Peel-based artist to bring a fresh and unique look to Telstra’s exchange building,’ said Mayor Marina Vergon.

‘This is a great example of how businesses can play a positive role and contribution to the cultural life of Mandurah through investing in home grown creative talent.’

Mrs Swarbrick encouraged local artists and creative teams to respond to an expression of interest available on the City’s website and put forward their innovative ideas for original work.

‘We are looking for submissions that will enhance and enliven the area, bringing a vibrant burst of life and colour to the street while reflecting key Telstra themes,’ she said.