Local artist breathes life into bus shelters

Local artist breathes life into bus shelters

SJ Library’s Siobhan Dyson and Belinda Dunkley with Hayley Welsh’s newest lost creature.

Renowned street artist Hayley Welsh and her “Lost Creatures” have returned to the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service, this time to breathe life into the bus stop on Clifton Street.

This bus shelter artwork was commissioned by the shire following Hayley’s previous works painted on the library’s exterior walls back in May.

The bus shelter painting completes a series of accessibility upgrades to the footpath and bus stop along the street.

The new works are another step forward in Hayley’s Lost Creatures series, which has brought a collection of fluffy and wide-eyed critters to life in locations across the world including the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

“My lost creatures have been on an ongoing journey for the last 10 years trying to find home. So for me, it’s like they found a home here at the SJ Library.

“I feel very honoured the creatures are here. And they’re very happy in their new home too,” Hayley said.

The bus stop’s new look is the latest in a series of art installations at local Byford and Whitby bus shelters that has been carried out in recent months.

The project has seen several bus stops decked out with funky and lively artwork designed by Perth artists.

This includes a special artwork which was installed at the Gordin Way bus shelter outside Byford Secondary College earlier this year.

The artwork was designed by the school’s arts students as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, and has now helped add a splash of colour to the area.

The bus shelter arts project aligns with the shire’s vision to activate and diversify Serpentine Jarrahdale’s local spaces.