Eight local artists with varying backgrounds, experience and styles are creating public art for the new Bayswater Station, with each piece capturing and celebrating Bayswater’s distinct identity.
Leake Street underpass mural
By Emily Jackson
A mural of local flora and fauna will brighten the walls and ceilings of the new Leake Street underpass and surrounding area.
By Peter Farmer, in collaboration with Miranda Farmer and Jason Hirst
Two functional seating sculptures – Kaarl and Kiep (fire and water) – will create a strong statement and provide colour and light to the forecourt area outside the station’s main entrance.
Station entry statement
By Andrew Frazer and Jade Dolman
Bright, vibrant murals in several locations around the station and will feature the Noongar place name for Bayswater, Biraliny, brought to life through Andrew’s signature typography and textured style and Jade’s patterns and designs.
Botanical murals along noise walls
By Joanna Brown
More than 150 metres of vibrant flora and fauna will bring splashes of colour to sections of the noise walls along Whatley Crescent and Railway Parade.
Station platform artwork
By Nathanael Whale
Detailed graphic illustrations of Bayswater’s rich history will engage passengers while they wait for the train at each platform and feature the two sides of Bayswater – the historic town centre and the river.
Digital and sound commemorative bridge artwork
By Leon Ewing
An audio-visual homage to the ‘old Baysie Bridge’ and its history will be created using the original low clearance LED screen and audio recordings taken from the bridge. The artwork will keep the bridge’s ‘reign of terror’ alive by tallying virtual truck strikes from the height of the old bridge.
Integrated artwork and poetry
By Nandi Chinna, in collaboration with Jade Dolman
Local writer Nandi Chinna will create a written piece for the landscape ‘ribbon element’ surrounding the station, complemented with imagery by Noongar artist Jade Dolman.
The artworks are delivered under the METRONET Public Art Strategy, which aims to make enjoyable areas for local communities while supporting opportunities for local and Noongar emerging and established artists.
Find out more about the new Bayswater Station public art on the fact sheet.