New mural brightens Fiona Stanley Hospital courtyard

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group executive director Janet Zagari, Health Minister Roger Cook, artist Bruno Booth and Bull Creek Lions Club project chairman Rasa Subramaniam at the launch of the mural.
Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group executive director Janet Zagari, Health Minister Roger Cook, artist Bruno Booth and Bull Creek Lions Club project chairman Rasa Subramaniam at the launch of the mural.

A BRIGHT mural has transformed the courtyard in Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Youth Mental Health Unit.

The mural was commissioned to create a welcoming environment for patients and their families in the outdoor space adjacent to the ward area.

It has been funded by an $8000 donation from the Bull Creek Lions Club and Lions Club Foundation.

Bull Creek Lions Club project chairmain Rasa Subramaniam said it was all about giving back to the community.

“This is our second artwork project donation at FSH, having previously commissioned $20,000 of artwork in the paediatric emergency department, ward and neonatal unit,” he said.

Fremantle artist Bruno Booth used a 1960s design series as his inspiration for the mural.

“My work pays homage to Frank Stella’s protractor series of paintings and features spheres in tones of orange and yellow,” he said.

“It needed to be big, bold, happy, vibrant and something the patients could enjoy without putting themselves into it or being triggered by it.”

FSH nurse director Sharon Delahunty said the mural created an inviting environment appropriate for the young patients.