Murals bring life to local business

Murals bring life to local business

Artist Sioux Tempestt with her finished piece. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

A former Armadale Senior High student has worked her magic to bring a pop of colour and excitement to a Kelmscott business. 

Artist Sioux Tempestt recently completed a series of colourful murals on the walls of a brand new building along Albany Highway, which will soon be used by children of all ages for learning and play. 

Ms Tempestt said she was chosen to complete the murals for the Freo Kids building after the project manager liked some of her previous work in North Coogee. 

“I’ve produced a number of murals and public art throughout Perth over the last few years but none in the Kelmscott region so it was satisfying to return to the place where I grew up and create this public art,” she said. 

Ms Tempestt said the design for this work could be likened to examining the surrounding bushland in detail under a microscope. 

“The different plants species are complex in their genetic makeup, comprising of symmetry and wonder,” she said. 

“I’ve interpreted this through bold shapes and lines, creating patterned areas from the minute details. 

“The colour palette is fresh and modern, reflecting the colours found in the nearby bushland.” 

The artwork can be seen at 3033 Albany Highway, Kelmscott.