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Entries are now open for the 2015 Bassendean Visual Art Awards.
DATES: September 24 – September 30, 2015
VENUE: Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre, Fisher Street, Bassendean
ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY 14 August 2015 Click here for ENTRY FORM
- Town of Bassendean Open Award (Acquisitive) $5000
- Hawaiian's Bassendean SHopping Centre Award (Acquisitive) $3000
- Best Town of Bassendean Resident (open to all residents, all ages) $1000
- Young Person's Award (13-21 years) $500
- People's Choice $500
- Primary School Entrant - 1 per school $100
For further information contact Cultural Development on 9377 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Perth Road gets a fresh lick of paint!
The Town of Bassendean is striving to create a vibrant Town Centre hub and sees street art as the perfect tool to do so and recently co-ordinated a three new murals on Old Perth Road.
These three new artworks at the Bassendean Oriental Restaurant breath new life in to what was once a dull and lifeless wall.
The Town’s objectives for the street art program include:
To enliven and enhance the streetscape;
To introduce well known street artists into the Town;
To promote the enjoyment of mural and street art by the community; and
To foster a sense of place within the town centre.
The Town worked with the Laneway Collective to seek artists and designs and a selection panel comprising representatives from the Town and the community chose the designs.
The artists Mel McVee (Melski), Rob Jenkins (The Black Mountains), and Lawry Halden (Too Much Colour) are highly experienced and well known for their artworks located in many nearby hubs including Mt Lawley and Leederville.
The community has totally embraced the new artworks and we have received many positive comments:
“Love it … such a great effort by all, thanks for making Bassendean better” Julie
“My home suburb just gets better and better when things like this brighten and liven it up” Peter
“Looks fantastic, well done” Marnie
“Love it!” Lisa
“Looks great” Rebecca
The Town wishes to thank everyone involved in this project and we look forward to working with artists, business owners, and the community as we implement further projects as part of the street art program.
Click here to see a short video about the project:
The Story of a Town with strong Foundations for the future
To view a presentation of different aspects of Bassendean’s past history, but more importantly, where the Town is heading into the future click the link below. The presentation showcases some of Council’s programs, local community and service groups, and some of the world-class businesses in the Bassendean industrial area.
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