New mural at Jasper Green

Published on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 4:06:00 PM

Earlier this year the Town of Cottesloe received a grant from the WA Police State Graffiti Community Fund to paint a mural at a location in the Town that gets targeted by graffiti, as a graffiti prevention strategy. Urban art has been shown to be a successful tool in reducing graffiti vandalism throughout WA metropolitan local councils. The location chosen for a mural was the back of the tennis wall at Jasper Green Reserve. This site has been the target of graffiti vandalism in recent years. While the Town of Cottesloe has a rapid graffiti removal program, prevention is the most cost effective measure.

Aboriginal artist and Wadjuk man Justin Martin of Djurandi Dreaming was commissioned to paint the mural. Recently, Justin visited North Cottesloe Primary School and held workshops with some of the students to develop the conceptual design. The students had a great time trying out Aboriginal art techniques, using colour and learning the stories behind Justin’s artwork.

The artwork made in the workshops was used as inspiration for Justin’s mural on the tennis wall. The concept behind Justin’s mural is a representation of the Cottesloe area, as well as the traditional values and important places that are significant to Nyungar people.

Justin spent a number of days (over a few weeks) painting the mural beginning with background colour, line work, dot work and then painting in animals and plants found in Cottesloe and in Nyungar country.

The result is a colourful and meaningful mural for our community to enjoy. We hope you enjoy Justin’s mural at Jasper Green.


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