Splash of colour for new development

Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 2:58:18 PM

Mahomets Flats

Picture Caption: A new mural will be painted by local artist Phil Doncon on the rear wall of a new development in Mahomets Flats.

Residents in Mahomets Flats will soon enjoy a new public art mural as part of the development taking place on Brand Highway.

Fully funded by the developers of the new service station being built between Brand Highway and Fortyn Court, local visual artist Phil Doncon has been chosen to showcase his work.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn commended the developers on adding a positive visual element to the area.

“The rear wall of the service station could have potentially looked quite stark for the residents in the area so it’s great to see the developers have been proactive in working with the City and a local artist to liven it up,” he said.

“I am looking forward to seeing the piece completed and congratulate Phil Doncon for his visual piece that will add vibrancy to the suburb.”

Set to begin this month, the design uses the notion of liquid droplets or underwater bubbles to frame and reference various historical and contemporary meanings of the area.

With a heavy focus on our beaches and coastal lifestyle, the mural also includes references to aboriginal people and country as being the first people here.

To add fun and an interactive element, there will be a raised seat camouflaged into the mural which people can sit on and be photographed.

The development was required to provide ‘visual relief’ from the rear facing blank wall to the adjacent residences.

An expression of interest for local artists to undertake the work was released in May with the evaluation completed by the Geraldton Regional Art Management Committee.

Residents in the area have been contacted about the new piece and have been invited to submit relevant words to be included in the mural.

The mural is set for completion in early July. 

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