Guildford: bus stand makeover helps put stop to graffiti

The repainted bus stop in Guildford.        d455905
The repainted bus stop in Guildford.        d455905

A BUS stop in Guildford has been given a makeover as part of the City of Swan’s GrafFix urban artworks program.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the continued success of the GrafFix program was due to the strong relationships being built through the public art initiative.

“This unique youth arts project has given a voice to young people through engaging young artists from the suburbs of Ballajura, Stratton and Midland in creating legal murals,” he said.

“The bus stop on Johnson Street in Guildford is the third mural in a series of bus stop redevelopments for 2016. This artwork’s theme is based on the 1950s.

“The young people involved, from Swan City Youth Service, are past participants of GrafFix projects, at Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Australia Post Midland, and they are eager to learn the techniques of mural making.

“They remain constant attendees of design and skill building workshops.”

Midland/Guildford Ward Councillor Mark Elliott said GrafFix had made a key contribution to the City of Swan’s graffiti reduction plan.

“Through the course of three years, the GrafFix program, along with consistent youth work, has been able to eliminate and reduce illegal graffiti in some major hot spot sites,” he said.

“The core of the program is about offering opportunities to those individuals who are keen to create a sense of community place and pride.”