Three murals created in the Shire of Harvey as part of council’s mural arts project

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The new mural on the southern side of the Wokalup Tavern designed by Andrew Frazer.
Camera IconThe new mural on the southern side of the Wokalup Tavern designed by Andrew Frazer. Credit: Shire of Harvey/Facebook/Facebook

A dash of colour has been added to buildings in three South West locations as a local Shire seeks to brighten up local facilities.

The new public artworks have been completed in the Shire of Harvey, with the new additions adorning buildings in Harvey, Australind and Wokalup.

The southern wall of the Wokalup Tavern on South Western Highway has received a colourful design on its previously red brick exterior by South West artist Andrew Frazer.

The artwork honours the lives lost in the Mornington train tragedy on November 6, 1920. The incident saw nine people lose their lives when the Jubilee timber train derailed near the town. One of the uninjured workers on the train raised the alarm after rushing to the venue, in what turned out to be the most fatal train crash in WA history.

The mural was created by South West artist Andrew Frazer, who is responsible for a number of public artworks across the region and beyond.

Up the road in Harvey, another South West artist Ian Mutch has added his touch to the Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool building, mixing in the natural landscape with his trademark characters. The artwork has been designed based on the Harvey Region and Harvey River.

Mr Mutch has previously been commissioned to create works for CBCo Brewing, Rio Tinto, Microsoft and Columbia Pictures.

At the Leschenault Estuary Eco Museum in Australind, Italian-Australian artist Jack Bromell has highlight the area’s native fauna as well as the nearby watercourse with his mural on the museum’s walls.

Another is being planned for The Boundary at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre by WA artist Luke O’Donohue.

Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett said the project promoted arts and culture within the local government area.

“It is building on what we already have,” he said.

“If we highlight some areas within the Shire, it brightens it up a bit and adds a new dimension.”

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