Peter Farmer‘s local artwork really has come a long way. Over the years, the world-renowned Indigenous artist has collaborated with fashion brands such as Jimmy Choo, and his artwork has also been showcased in the foyer of Woodside Petroleum HQ.
Now, Peter has joined forces with several young aspiring artists to create a new 50 metre-long mural in the piazza of Cockburn Gateway. Cockburn Mural aims to convey inclusivity and harmony, as well as assist visitors in the education of Aboriginal language, native plants, and animals. The creation of the project also encourages pride and ownership within the local community.
“The project is made of eight different works, featuring flora and fauna like wattle, the Rainbow Lorikeet, pink and grey Cockatoos,” he said, “and the Honey-eater, as well as handprints of local people, all of which work to represent the community and its connection to Indigenous culture.”
Through the mural, Peter Farmer wanted to create opportunities and representation for young Indigenous artists. Amongst the creators who took part in the project is award-winning local artist, Kayley Emery, who has also joined Peter on previous projects such as the Forrest Street underpass mural.
Cockburn Mural is now on display for the public to enjoy. You can find it at 816 Beeliar Dr, Success in the piazza area.