About Paint Subi
The City of Subiaco partnered with culture pioneers FORM to present a week-long a public art project in the Subiaco Town Centre. International artists Okuda San Miguel (Spain) and Evoca1 (USA) made their Western Australia debut alongside local artists Hayley Welsh and Sioux Tempesst.
Four walls in the city’s town centre have been transformed into vibrant art pieces adding a splash of colour to Subiaco streets and laneways.
Australia Post building Dominican-born American artist Evoca1 transformed the iconic post office building on Rokeby Road with his figurative style. The mural, which has the feeling of an oil-painting shows a young postal worker delivering parcels alongside a black swan. The artist said the work was a reflection of the building's history and relevance to the community.
Forrest Square car park This enormous, vibrant mural by Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel covers two four-storey walls on an apartment building at Forrest Square car park. Okuda represented native Australian flora and fauna in his iconic pop-surrealism style with colourful, geometric shapes. The artwork shows a koala and kangaroo with cosmic eyes, and references humanity, multiculturalism and the natural environment.
Laneway 1-13 Rokeby Road This wall is situated at the corner of Roberts and Rokeby Roads, behind Jus Burgers. Abstract artist Sioux Tempesst played with colour contrast and shapes to brighten the area with her vibrant style.
Laneway - 144 Rokeby Road The laneway connecting Rokeby Road to Coles, neighboured by retail stores Flower and Lucy in Disguise is now home to some whimsical creatures. Local muralist Hayley Welsh takes passer-bys on a journey of change from one end of the laneway to the other. During the painting of this mural the artist held a workship with children who had the opportunity to help her paint the mural.
FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia. Well known for their art series Public, FORM have helped inject vibrancy, arts and culture to suburbs and landmarks across Perth and Western Australia. Find out more about FORM.
Subi Art Discovery Trail
Download the Art Discovery Trail map (PDF, 3.6MB) and start locating the diverse range of public artworks in the city's town centre. The trail will lead you to vibrant and rich artworks scattered throughout the city.