Mosaics depict histiry of Quinns Rock

Mosaics depict histiry of Quinns Rock
Mosaics depict histiry of Quinns Rock

MOSAICS depicting the history and beach lifestyle of Quinns Rocks now decorate a beachfront toilet block.

City of Wanneroo commissioned the artwork on the building near Fred Stubbs Park and the Ocean Drive carpark this year.

Greenwood-based Workshed Mosaics owners Lisa and Paul Petale took a month to create the pieces, finishing the project earlier this month.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said they used photos from the local community as inspiration, so it would reflect the history and the beach lifestyle of the area.

The Couple with Dinghy mosaic was inspired by a photo of Elaine and Jack Barlow in the 1950s.

Mr Barlow was one of the suburb’s first residents in the 1930s and a well-respected community member who also has a local park named after him.

Quinns Rocks resident Natalie Sangalli asked for street art on the toilet block in November 2014, prior to being elected to the council last October.

At the time, she said members of the Save Our Foreshore: Quinns Beach Facebook group had been discussing solutions to the problem of vandalism recently.

“They would like to see the public toilet block have a street art mural on there to reduce graffiti,” she said.

“It would brighten up our beach front.”