City of Melville’s Adopt a Stop program transforming bus stops


Artist Jesus Ziegler at the Marmion Street bus shelter he transformed as part of the City’s Adopt-a-Stop program.
City of Melville’s Adopt a Stop program transforming bus stops
City of Melville’s Adopt a Stop program transforming bus stops
Artist Jesus Ziegler at the Marmion Street bus shelter he transformed as part of the City’s Adopt-a-Stop program.

ATTADALE resident Jesus Ziegler is the latest artist to lend his talents to an innovative program that is slowly transforming City of Melville bus stops into vibrant works of art.

The City’s Adopt-a-Stop initiative encourages artists, community and school groups to convert bus shelters into local landmarks.

Close to 40 shelters have already received makeovers, the latest located near the corner of Marmion Street and Norma Road courtesy of Mr Ziegler.

“I actually found out about the program by accident when I was searching for events in the Melville area on the City’s website,” he said.

“After reading about it I started spotting bus shelters that had already been transformed all over the City and that motivated me to apply.”

The City of Melville pays for the materials required for each project and artists are required to submit their designs for approval before beginning.

“I found reference images of houses from the 1960s and 1970s and used those to try and make a very comfy feeling space,” Mr Ziegler said.

“I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and the feedback from other people has been really good.”

An architect by day, Mr Ziegler is trying to dedicate more time to pursue his passion for painting, especially landscapes.

You can view some of his work at www.jesusziegler.com.