The new murals going up around Fremantle as part of the FORM organised symposium PUBLIC 2015 are stunning new additions to our public art. I love the huge animal face by artist TWOONE above the entry to Many 6160 at Kings Square and on the same building around the corner at Queens Street the tall praying mantis figure by Amok Island.
I like these works so much that I contacted the Housing Department to ask for a delay in their moving to Fremantle, so that the refurbishment of the Myer building by Sirona won’t destroy the artworks too soon. ; >)
There is also a cute artwork in the Westgate Mall, but not of the same class as the two mentioned above, and the Octpus work in progress at the Naval Stores on Cantonment Hill does not do much for me, but that is just personal taste and I am sure others will love it..
I could not find the artworks at Elder Place and the Bathers Beach carpark, so maybe they have not started there yet.
Fremantle will have three new large mural public artworks by the end of next week. Two artists are working on two paintings on the MANY 6160 (former Meyer) building and another one is painting a big octopus on the Naval Stores at Cantonment Hill.
It is all part of the FORM organised PUBLIC 2015 symposium.