Tempestt adds splash of colour to riverside arts precinct

d494597 Artist Sioux Tempestt with one of her artworks at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
d494597 Artist Sioux Tempestt with one of her artworks at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

SIOUX Tempestt has described her ‘overdue’ art project at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct as her biggest yet.

The Mt Lawley artist has created a series of murals at the scenic Applecross spot, including along two footpaths, the road and inside the art gallery.

Ms Tempestt has used colours that reflect the area, including blue hues to represent the river, while also trying to match the Art Deco architecture of the main building.

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“The work took 12 days to complete over four weeks with plenty of rainy days in between, it was meant to be finished by the end of June,” she said.

“The thing that I love about abstract art is that it is open to interpretation, people will have different emotions towards the work.”

d494597 Artist Sioux Tempestt. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

Ms Tempestt said it was a physical process to create the artworks.

“I had an enjoyable time creating the murals, the gallery is a great environment and it’s a lovely spot,” she said.

“I’ve done quite a few public artworks and I’m more comfortable now, it’s like if you are a musician, you are open to criticism so you need thick skin.”