State Government of Western Australia

12/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2018 02:30

Irrigation cabinet in John Macmillan Park transformed with Splash of Colour

  • Splash of Colour project brings vibrancy to John Macmillan Park
  • Students from Victoria Park Primary School helped create design for the artwork

Locals visiting John Macmillan Park in East Victoria Park may notice a bright new addition, with the State Government, through the Water Corporation, transforming a green irrigation cabinet as part of its Splash of Colour program.

The Splash of Colour Community Art Program transforms everyday assets into colourful creations that express the community's connection to water. In this case, a Town of Victoria Park irrigation cabinet has received a makeover.

Artist Melski McVee worked with students from Victoria Park Primary School last week to develop the design based on their connection to water and the natural environment.

The school will be presented with a photograph of the completed artwork at a special assembly next year to coincide with a celebration of their achievement of participating in the Water Corporation's Waterwise Schools Program for 10 years. The Water Corporation is also working with Hawaiian to display students' artwork in The Park Centre on Albany Highway.

The green cabinet in East Victoria Park is the 39th asset to be transformed through the Splash of Colour Community Art Program across Western Australia, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community.

Keep up to date on the results of the artwork on social media using #splashofcolourWA.

Students from Victoria Park Primary School will also help Melski McVee design a 'paint by numbers' style community art project at the front of The Park Centre, sponsored by the Water Corporation and Hawaiian as part of the Vic Park Summer Street Party on Sunday December 9, 2018.

Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:

'Users of John Macmillan Park will be thrilled with the new artwork, which has transformed a formerly dull green irrigation cabinet into a piece of community art.

'The design was created with the help of students from Victoria Park Primary School - which has been a dedicated member of the Waterwise Schools Program for a decade next year.

'The Splash of Colour program continues to celebrate water and the important role it plays across Western Australia, while turning highly visible and functional infrastructure into community pieces of art.'

Comments attributed to Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt:

'Victoria Park is a vibrant community that is concerned about conservation and I am pleased that values that are important to us are being expressed in such a creative way.

'The students of Victoria Park Primary School should feel proud of their achievements as a Waterwise School, and on the wonderful project that they have completed for residents and other visitors to John Macmillan Park.'

Minister's office - 6552 6100