Local artists add Splash of Colour to Water Corporation’s grey cabinets

Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth.

Artist Hayley Welsh has given a Water Corporation cabinet in Marmion a facelift.
Artist Hayley Welsh has given a Water Corporation cabinet in Marmion a facelift.
Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth.
Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth.
Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth. Artist Hayley Welsh has given a Water Corporation cabinet in Marmion a facelift. Artist Hayley Welsh has given a Water Corporation cabinet in Marmion a facelift. Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth. Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan transformed a cabinet in South Perth.

COLOURFUL paintings have transformed dull grey cabinets across Perth as part of the Water Corporation’s ‘Splash of colour’ campaign.

Artist Hayley Welsh recently painted a wastewater electrical cabinet, near the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club, while Mullaloo artist Peter Ryan painted another in South Perth.

Welsh said her painting was inspired by the place, incorporating her surreal characters and a message for people going by on the coastal path.

“The best things in life will always be free,” the Victoria Park artist wrote.

“Love, time… and the sea.”

Welsh said when she lived in the UK, she visited Perth twice and stayed near the area, visiting the beach every morning.

“I’ve got my own little memories of that place,” she said.

“The artwork is all about water.”

Ryan said he tried to incorporate the surrounding area from Mends Street Jetty to the children’s play park into his mural in South Perth.

The Splash of Colour community art program involves transforming seven water and wastewater electrical cabinets, described by Water Minister Dave Kelly as “grey square boxes”, into public art pieces.

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

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