Wembley Downs: Hale old boy paints two-storey mural at the school

The giant mural.
Taylor Simpson, street artist and Hale old boy  Hans Bruechle, Edward Drake and Zac Beattie who worked on the mural.
Pictures: Andrew Ritchie
The giant mural. Taylor Simpson, street artist and Hale old boy Hans Bruechle, Edward Drake and Zac Beattie who worked on the mural. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie

HALE School old boy Hans Bruechle remembers handing out canapes at school art exhibitions as a student, now he has completed a two-storey mural at the school.

The street art mural entitled The search for inspiration, took four days to complete as part of the 25th anniversary of the Hale’s Fine Art Exhibition and will be a permanent fixture on a middle school building.

Mr Bruechle said it was exciting to be back at school to paint the mural and get feedback from current students.

“I remember being 17 and seeing one of (Perth street artist) Stormie Mills’ works in the show here, I recently posted on social media about it and this mural, and he sent me a message of congratulations. That was really cool,” he said.

“I fell into art; I’m now working on many different mediums, everything from wall murals, canvases to skate boards and even a line of hockey sticks and motor cycle helmets.”

The 2003 graduate said the mural represented all the programs on offer at the school and depicted a character searching for a “light bulb moment of inspiration”.