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Colourful designs bring Byford bus shelters to life

Two Western Australian artists have had their engaging designs installed on two new bus shelters which have recently been installed in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

22 May 2019
Plaistowe Bvd Front

Two Western Australian artists have had their engaging designs installed on two new bus shelters which have recently been installed in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

In February, the Shire put a call out for artists to submit their designs for the two bus shelters that best reflected the Byford community, lifestyle and location.

Artist Andrew Frazer had his design chosen for the bus shelter located on Plaistowe Boulevard, next to Bill Hicks Reserve in Byford, while the second shelter, located near Byford West Primary School on Kardan Boulevard, features a design by artist Peta Roebuck.

Experienced in public murals, Mr Frazer is the founder and creative director of Bunbury-based initiative Six Two Three Zero that uses street art to promote social change.

His design is inspired by Byford’s parks and nature reserves and acknowledges the area’s equestrian culture.

With the Kardan Boulevard bus shelter, the Shire wanted to see themes of school and community represented as the bus stop would predominately be used by school children.

The flora and fauna found on the Munda Biddi Trail inspired Ms Roebuck’s design, which also includes children playing.

Ms Roebuck has worked as a freelance artist and her work includes murals, logo design, poster design, sign painting and illustrations.

Shire President Michelle Rich said the two artists successfully addressed the broad vision for the pieces and gave an accurate representation of the community and overall lifestyle of the Byford area.

“I would like to thank everyone who submitted their designs and congratulate Andrew and Peta on their fantastic designs,” Cr Rich said.

“Public art is an important addition to our local community and contributes to the overall amenity of the area.”

The Shire will investigate other locations throughout the Shire to install this style of bus shelter, which allows for artwork to be incorporated in to the structure.

Kardan Bvd A

Photo: The flora and fauna found on the Munda Biddi Trail inspired the design by Peta Roebuck, which was installed on the new bus shelter located near Byford West Primary School on Kardan Boulevard.

Plaistowe Bvd Back

Photo: Artist Andrew Frazer had his design chosen for the bus shelter located on Plaistowe Boulevard, next to Bill Hicks Reserve in Byford, which is inspired by Byford’s parks and nature reserves and acknowledges the area’s equestrian culture.