Curtin University gets transformed by urban artists


Some of the new artwork at Curtin University.
Some of the new artwork at Curtin University.

CURTIN University is no longer a blank canvas thanks to a group of urban artists.

International street artists took to the Bentley campus earlier this month as part of FORM’s festival of urban activation PUBLIC2016.

Among the talented artists to splash the campus with colour was Tunisian artist Karim Jabbari, Portuguese muralist Add Fuel, street artist Millo Ranjit Dahiya, Russian muralist Rustam Qbic and Italian artist Tellas.

FORM executive director Lynda Dorrington said she hoped the imagery would transmit some of the wonder, excitement and sheer excellence of the artistic experience.

“It’s about using culture and creativity to enrich the way in which we live, work and learn,” she said.

“And finding ways to improve our places, neighbourhoods and cities is a central theme.

“A university campus is a perfect place to put some of these ideas into action.”

Curtin Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry said the university was delighted to collaborate with FORM.

“This project reflects our international focus and supports the recent announcement of Curtin being named as one of the most multi-cultural universities in Australia,” she said.

“As a leading centre for design, art, architecture and urban planning, Curtin is a perfect venue to embrace large scale, innovative artistic expression.”