Water Corporation 'grey cabinets' to be splashed with colour [Minister]

10/04/2018
  • Highly visible water and wastewater pump station electrical cabinets to be blank canvasses for Western Australian artists
  • Water Corporation's Splash of Colour project begins this week in Perth
  • Track the project on social media using #splashofcolourWA 

A project to bring Water Corporation assets in highly visible locations to life, with the help of local artists, is about to begin in the metropolitan area.

 

The Splash of Colour Community Art Program will see seven of the Water Corporation's everyday water and wastewater electrical cabinets transformed into public art pieces.

 

The first stage of the program involves painting cabinets, over the next four weeks, in prominent locations in South Perth, Mount Pleasant, Forrestfield, Marmion, Watermans Bay, Trigg and Canning Vale.

 

The Water Corporation's Splash of Colour Community Art Program began as a trial last year in the South-West region, and the resulting artwork received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community.

 

Expressions of interest were sought last month calling on Western Australian artists to take part in the metropolitan program, and more than 50 artists came forward.

 

The artists selected to take part in the first stage of the program are Samantha Prentice (Watermans Bay), Hayley Welsh (Marmion), Darren Hutchens (Trigg), Jack Bromell (Mount Pleasant), Mel McVee (Forrestfield), Mike Barker (Canning Vale) and Peter Ryan (South Perth).

 

Keep up to date on the results of the artwork on social media using #splashofcolourWA.

 

Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:

 

"This is an exciting project involving WA artists to bring colour, life and vibrancy to our suburbs.

 

"We've all seen these pump stations in our neighbourhoods which have a functional purpose, but aren't exactly pleasing to the eye.    

 

"The Water Corporation have commissioned local artists to paint murals that reflect the importance of water and its connection to the community.

 

"I look forward to seeing how these grey square boxes alongside roads are transformed into bright and creative art pieces that the whole community will enjoy."



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