The 21m long surprise that launched Vic Park arts season

Sioux Tempestt has painted her abstract mural 'Interchange' in East Victoria Park with her partner in three days. Picture: David Baylis.
Sioux Tempestt has painted her abstract mural 'Interchange' in East Victoria Park with her partner in three days. Picture: David Baylis.

BRIGHT colours and shapes now adorn a formerly grey, car yard wall in East Victoria Park as a surprise welcome to the local Arts Season.

The mural ‘Interchange’ was unlisted in the program for the Town of Victoria Park’s Arts Season, which is in its fourth year.

Mt Lawley graphic designer Sioux Tempestt said at 21m by 4.5m, the mural on the side of Cut Price Cars was the biggest she had painted.

“I’ve completed several large scale murals around Perth and would love to go even bigger than this,” she said.

“The retro style pays tribute to childhood illustration books, some of which I still own and treasure.

“My partner and I are both fast painters so we smashed it in three days.”

Ms Tempestt said the mural was a representation of the bright and vibrant area in an abstract format but had details including intentional paint drips.

“A lot of the colours took three to four coats to get the vibrancy,” she said.

“What I enjoy about abstract painting is everyone can see something completely different.”

She said her favourite piece of feedback from the community was being told it ‘looked like a Picasso, but with a twist’.

“He had a really genuine, positive comment and he really enjoyed it,” she said.

Town of Victoria Park will celebrate all things creative including an Eco Arts festival, exhibitions and workshops until May 31.