Utility cabinets in Trigg and Watermans Bay get a splash of colour from local artists


Darren Hutchens. Picture: Bruce Hunt d482425
Darren Hutchens. Picture: Bruce Hunt d482425

GREY cabinets in Trigg and Watermans Bay have been transformed into eye catching artworks as part of a community art initiative this month.

Artist Darren Hutchens, of Fremantle, painted one of the water and wastewater electrical cabinets in Trigg on Thursday as part of Water Corporation’s ‘Splash of colour’ campaign.

Artist Samantha Prentice of Secret Harbour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d482489

Secret Harbour artist Samantha Prentice visited Watermans Bay on Friday to paint a beach-themed scene with crabs on another.

She has already given 24 Western Power cabinets similar makeovers around Secret Harbour.

Splash of Colour artwork by Samantha Prentice in Watermans Bay. Picture: Martin Kennealey

The community art program involves transforming seven cabinets across Perth, described by Water Minister Dave Kelly as “grey square boxes”, into public art pieces.

People can email ideas for other assets that could be transformed to splashofcolour@watercorporation.com.au.

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