Mural to draw admirers in

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Perth-based artist Brenton See paints a 50 metre mural on the back of Waroona's Supa IGA. Photo: Nicolette Barbas
Camera IconPerth-based artist Brenton See paints a 50 metre mural on the back of Waroona's Supa IGA. Photo: Nicolette Barbas

From plain brick to bursts of colour, the back of the Supa IGA in Waroona is now home to a vibrant mural featuring flora and fauna.

The mural is part of a multi-stage project that focuses on reinvigorating the town centre.

Sue Rowe, from the Waroona Business Support Group which coordinated the project, researched ideas and artists that encapsulated the “Waroona naturally” theme for months before coming across Perth-based artist Brenton See.

The pair spent some time brainstorming designs and scouting out the site for the artwork.

“All my murals are site-specific,” Mr See said. “I do a lot of research into what is found in the areas that I am painting because I believe that it’s important for people to take ownership over something. I want to represent the area as much as I can.”

Having painted art works in Albany, Denmark and Busselton, Mr See has spent a lot of time in the bush around Perth.

“I photograph all the birds and lizards in close proximity to where I am painting,” he said.

“I’ve found that the closer you get to the bush and the forest, the more people know what you’re painting.”

The 50m mural spans the back of Waroona’s Supa IGA, the ideal spot for passers by.

“It’s fun doing long murals and keeping within a certain size,” Mr See said.

“This one is the perfect size for people to come up and photograph or see as they’re driving past at 50kmh.”

The mural is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

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