New artworks for Belmont Forum

Belmont Forum centre manager Alexandra McAuliffe in front of the public-contributed art mural.
Belmont Forum centre manager Alexandra McAuliffe in front of the public-contributed art mural.

A REVAMPED Belmont Forum displays local flora and fauna through bold colourful artworks as part of the shopping centre’s $65 million redevelopment project.

Fremantle artist Mel McVee designed 13 sculptural bike racks, a wall art installation and a mural the public contributed to.

Ms McVee said she coded sections of the art mural on Wright Street for people to fill, paint by numbers style.

“When I first started this project, it wasn’t going to be a community project,” she said.

“We’ve held a day to have people come in and colour the bottom part of the mural.”

The 25 metre mural features a red-tailed black cockatoo and banksia woodland.

Belmont Forum centre manager Alexandra McAuliffe said each piece were thoughtfully designed to help enrich the cultural development of the local area.

“The murals and sculptural pieces all look amazing, activating key street-facing sections of the shopping centre and contributing to the overall visitor experience,” she said.

Ms McVee said the sculptural bike racks were abstract constructs of nature while the wall art represents a map of Belmont.

“The wall art has colour and shapes to define and present an area, we used that to show the curve of the land,” she said.

The artworks can be seen on Wright Street, Abernethy Road and Fulham Street.