Artist Peter Ryan to brighten up South Perth foreshore as part of Water Corp arts initiative


Artist Peter Ryan.
Artist Peter Ryan.

ARTIST Peter Ryan will splash the South Perth foreshore with colour as part of a Water Corporation arts initiative.

The Water Corporation launched its Splash of Colour community art program last year; transforming wastewater cabinets into murals that reflect the importance of water and its connection to the community.

With a background in animation and script writing, the Mullaloo resident’s mural features bright whimsical birds along the river shores.

Mr Ryan said there were so many murals popping up around Perth so to standout he wanted his piece to interact with the environment and audience.

“I love telling stories in all my works, whether it’s a series or a one of piece,” he said.

“A mural requires a lot of factors to be considered so for me its not just art work; a lot of design factors come into play but that is the fun part about it.

“ For the Splash of Colour project, I tried to incorporate the surrounding area from Mends St Jetty to the children’s play park as well as obviously taking into account the actual wastewater tank which has lots of signs and challenges to work around.”

Other locations chosen for the metropolitan program include Mt Pleasant, Forrestfield, Marmion, Watermans Bay, Trigg and Canning Vale.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said he looked forward to seeing how the grey square boxes were transformed into bright and creative art pieces that the whole community could enjoy.

Mr Ryan will begin his mural on April 23.

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