ReDiscover Armadale Urban Art Trail

In partnership with Six Two Three Zero, the City of Armadale proudly presents ReDiscover Armadale: a walking urban art trail.

ReDiscover Armadale showcases local, national and international artists through a series of murals. Go on a walking tour of Armadale to witness the streets coming alive with creative energy, and be part of these shared stories.

We wish to acknowledge the custodians of the land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, and their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

We’d like to offer special thanks to the property owners who have helped make this project a reality through the provision of their exterior walls.

Download a copy of the ReDiscover Armadale brochure , or pick up a copy from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre at 40 Jull Street.

Artist Line-up

Adnate (Victoria) / IG@adnate
Location: Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Memorial Park, Armadale

Adnate is an artist who realises his portraits in spray paint. He has moved past his roots in street art, utilising the medium to carry his realist style into the fine art realm. Heavily influenced by the chiaroscuro of Renaissance painters like Caravaggio, Adnate embraces portraiture like the masters of the 17th Century.

Elevating graffiti art above the level of letter writing, Adnate’s subject matter and their subsequent status often belies the intent of his portraits. His works are often cropped by evocative slices of vibrant colour, channelling a presence of character, much like a still life uses its background as a setting for detail and showing fine brushstrokes. Adnate’s realism is highlighted by the use of what appears careless, but is frequently calculated, blocks of vibrant colour.

 Bewley Shaylor - Armadale Central Shopping Centre
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Askew One (New Zealand) / IG@askewone
Location: Department of Fire and Emergency Services, 234 Jull Street, Armadale

Askew One (Elliot O’Donnell) is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist hailing from the capital of the South Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand. From his roots in his city’s graffiti scene during the early 90s, he became one of the key figures known internationally from the region.

Since 2010 Askew One has evolved his art practice more into the urban-contemporary or post-graffiti realm, focusing on studio work and large scale outdoor murals.

Askew One’s current work is a mixture of text and portrait based work concerned with themes of the human diaspora and its driving factors. Focusing mostly on painting, he draws heavily from his background in graphic design, still and moving image to create meticulously detailed portraits over layers of bold mark making. He utilises many crude makeshift tools that became familiar through his experience in painting graffiti.

 Bewley Shaylor - DFES
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Creed (Western Australia)

Location: Express Laundromat, 1/86 Third Street, Armadale

Creed Birch is a multidisciplinary artist whose work features repeated patterns and carefully considered colour schemes sourced from his urban surroundings.

Inspired by his background in graffiti, interest in photography and history working in suburban construction, Creed sources colours and patterns through contemplation of his environment. Creed’s interest in shapes and colours of the urban landscape is documented in his photography and reinterpreted in his work.

 Bewley Shaylor - Express Laundromat
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Sharyn Egan (Western Australia)

Location: Department of Fire and Emergency Services, 234 Jull Street, Armadale

Sharyn Egan is a Noongar woman who began creating art at the age of 37, which led to her enrolling in a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Claremont School of Art in Perth. She completed this course in 1998 and enrolled in the Associate Degree in Contemporary Aboriginal Art at Curtin University which she completed in 2000. In 2001 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Arts) from Curtin University. She has also been awarded a Certificate IV in Training and Education in 2011.

The themes of Sharyn’s work are informed by the experiences of her life as a Noongar woman. Sharyn works in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and woven forms using traditional and contemporary fibres. Her woven works include traditionally styled contemporary forms and baskets, as well as sculptural forms often based on flora and fauna that have totemic significance for the Noongar people.

Her works of oils, natural ochres, resins and acrylics on canvas as well as natural fibre woven sculptures are informed by her experience growing up at New Norcia and comments upon the associated trauma, emotions and a deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.

Sharyn Egan - DFES

Andrew Frazer (Western Australia) / IG@andrewfrazerdesigns
Location: Domino’s Pizza, 89 Jull Street, Armadale

Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Gelorup, Western Australia. Influenced by common shared stories that remind us of our humanity, Andrew’s art draws upon our inner child through subtle textures, whimsical characters and imaginative driven landscapes. From public murals, hand lettering, design and illustration, Andrew has been commissioned by various clients from around the world in commercial and private settings.

In extension to his own practice, Andrew is the Founder & Creative Director of Six Two Three Zero – an independent, Bunbury-based initiative that seeks to use street art as a catalyst for urban development and social change by bringing communities together in conversation and creative inspiration. It is responsible for commissioning over 30 large-scale murals in Bunbury’s CBD, with expansion into Armadale’s CBD 2017-2019.

 Bewley Shaylor - Domino's Pizza
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Tahnee Kelland (Western Australia) / IG@tahnee_kelland
Location: Passageway at 188 Jull Street, Armadale

Tahnee Kelland is a full-time artist from Mandurah, Western Australia. She uses muted colours to create emotionally honest artworks that are expressed as murals, paintings, illustrations, business logos, tattoos and custom jacket designs.

Her whimsical style pulls in the viewer; giving glimpses of real emotional honesty, soulful femininity, fanciful patterns and a space for reflection.

 Bewley Shaylor - Jull Street passageway
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Bradley Kickett (Western Australia) / IG@bradley_kickett
Location: Armadale Police Station, 23 Prospect Road, Armadale

Bradley Kickett is a local Noongar artist. He was born in Northam and grew up in Perth. He descended from the Kickett clan in York, Western Australia. He began painting in 2007.

Bradley’s style of art is abstract with paintings depicted from an aerial view and illustrated in a fluid style that he has developed over the last three years.

Influenced by experiencing Noongar country, from the oceans to the rivers and seeing the wildflowers and the land from the air and showing the flow and the shapes of the earth. These images are all interwoven with the history and the stories that are shared and passed down to him from his family and elders.

 Bewley Shaylor - Armadale Police Station
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Lisa King (South Australia) / IG@artoflisaking
Location: Cash Converters, 172 Jull Street, Armadale

Lisa King is an artist and illustrator dedicated to figurative portraiture and fashion illustration. Her rich and stylish works cross over various mediums including oil, acrylic, aerosol and computer generated imagery, with a primary pull towards large scale mural work being influenced by indie and pop culture.

Her work has been labelled ‘colourfully angelic yet seemingly dark’. She has been recognised locally and internationally as a fast emerging painter and street artist.

Her current focus lies in large scale mural production and a year-long studio calendar, with an emphasis on oil painting and traditional drawing skills.

 Bewley Shaylor - Cash Converters
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Rone (Victoria) / IG@r_o_n_e
Location: side of Cash Converters 172 Jull Street Armadale

Finding the friction point between beauty and decay is a thread that runs through much of Rone’s work. As a street artist best known for his haunting, stylised images of women’s faces, he understands better than most that beauty can be fleeting. Seeing his artworks gradually worn away by natural and human elements has taught him to appreciate the unexpected beauty of an image as it begins to blend back into its more prosaic surroundings.

Rone has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000s, as a member of the Everfresh crew, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene. An inveterate traveller, his distinctive female muses have followed him around the world, and can be found – in various states of decay – peering out from beneath overpasses and emblazoned on walls everywhere from New York to New Zealand and many places in between.
These days, Rone’s work is found as often in galleries as it is on the streets. His work has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to work with Jean Paul Gaultier and shown by galleries including Stolen Space in London, Urban Nation in Berlin and Allouche Gallery in New York.

 Bewley Shaylor - Westpac
Image credit: Bewley Shaylor

Public Artwork – Armadale City Centre

Owen Davies (Western Australia)

Location: Corner of Jull Street and Third Road, Armadale

Instigated by the Armadale Chamber of Commerce, this sculpture is a tribute to the history and heritage of the area. The 1890s swagman represents the pioneers and tradespeople that contributed greatly to the growth of Armadale. The Y-shaped junction that he draws in the sand highlights the two highways and resembles the design of the Armadale Council crest. He sits next to the waterwheel signifying the importance of the creeks and dams in the area. The seats around the sculpture invite people to rest in a subtle tribute to the local brick and manufacturing industries.

 7 to 1 Photography - sculpture
Image credit: 7 to 1 Photography

Link, Si Hummerston (Western Australia)

Location: Intersection of Albany Highway and South West Highway, Armadale

Si Hummerston’s Link represents the constant movement and flow of people and traffic through Armadale’s major intersection and entry point. For many, this location represents heading down south on holidays or visiting Perth for supplies, acting as an important link between the country and city.

The two intersecting loops are representative of Armadale’s dual identity – one representing the rural landscape and the other the urban environment – reinforced through the playful fine grain details. Observing the artwork from close proximity reveals new and surprising details – a farm truck full of local goods, a faithful dog rides in the ute, a vintage car passes holiday makers towing a caravan, and the ubiquitous kangaroo hops into view.

 7 to 1 photography - Link sculpture
Image credit: 7 to 1 photography

Andrew Kay (Western Australia)

Location: Sanctuary Lake, Armadale

The Italo-Australian Centenary of Federation, established by the Southern Region Italo-Australian Community Foundation as part of the Armadale Centenary, acknowledges the contribution that settlers of Italian descent made to this community. Amongst the first Italian settlers were timber cutters who were skilled charcoal burners, thus at the turn of the century Illawarra Orchard was able to introduce the first cold stores, which were driven by producer gas. Since then the contribution of Italian settlers has expanded and broadened, driving the development of a world class fruit growing industry in our City, and are now well represented in a range of business, community and professional activities.

 Matt Devlin
Image credit: Matt Devlin

Greg White and Linton Reynolds (Western Australia)

Location: Memorial Park, Armadale

These colourful ribbons complement the heritage listed Monument to those who served during WWI and those who lost their lives in WWII and Korea. They are designed to educate residents about the contribution that our community has made via military service. Originally unveiled on Remembrance Day 2012, these five ribbon bars represent medals that symbolise overseas service in conflicts and humanitarian efforts by Australia’s Armed Forces since Federation in 1901. Each ribbon bar contains text and images representative of the conflict or theatre that the bar represents.

Greg White and Linton Reynolds Sculpture

The Guardian, Alister Yiap (Western Australia)

Location: Jull Street Mall (Commerce Avenue end)

The Guardian stands proudly at the entrance to the Armadale City Centre. Its form is suggestive of wings, with the pillars standing as Gate Keepers or Guardian Angels, to embrace and welcome travellers from the train station into the Jull Street Mall. At night lights blaze from the tips of the wings, projecting into the City Centre, lighting a path forward and emphasising the ongoing potential of the City. The Guardian embraces residents old and new, welcomes visitors to the City, and celebrates the potential of our community.

 Matt Devlin - The Guardian, Alister Yiap
Image credit: Matt Devlin