Nedlands flower shop Poppy’s looks bloomin’ good thanks to new mural

Artist Sim Campbell-Pope, Nedlands mayor Max Hipkins and Poppy's owner Milly Dempster in front of the new mural.
Artist Sim Campbell-Pope, Nedlands mayor Max Hipkins and Poppy's owner Milly Dempster in front of the new mural.

NEDLANDS flower shop Poppy’s is blooming with extra colour thanks to a new mural.

The artwork has been in the pipeline for a number of years and now adorns the sidewall of the 97-year-old Hampden Road business.

It was the brainchild of Poppy’s owner Milly Dempster, who made the vision a reality with Cottesloe artist Sim Campbell-Pope.

“Sim and I have shared a friendship for a long time and our dads were great friends who went to school together,” she said.

“We met up about six years ago to come up with a design for the wall, then again three years ago to develop it along a little further, and it all finally came together this year.”

Ms Dempster said it was lovely to bring some more colour and brightness into the neighbourhood just in time for winter.

“We’ve had lots of positive feedback with many people stopping to take photos,” she said.

The mural took around three weeks to complete, with Ms Campbell-Pope often working into the night.

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