City of Subiaco - Subiaco was built on a Sunday
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Subiaco was built on a Sunday

About the artwork

Designed by Mel McVee, the nine metre artwork reflects the local history of retail in the area, identifying the town centre as a social hub for the community. The design also references a number of original shops in the area, celebrating the local store as the centre point of community life.

Mel’s submission caught the attention of the city’s Public Art Reference Group with her unique style and way of involving the community in the project.  To see the mural in person it is located on the side of the Cat Café Perth at 147 Rokeby Road.

Paint by numbers

During the completion of the artwork, Mel McVee invited the community to come along to a number of paint by numbers community involvement sessions, where more than fifty community members assisted with painting the bright and colourful mural.

About the artist

MelMcVeeWant to find out more about the artist behind the Subiaco was built on a Sunday mural? Here are four things you may not have known about Mel McVee.

  1. Mel has created over fifty murals in Perth over the past five years.
  2. Mel graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Curtin University, majoring in sculpture which feeds her other passion of creating small welded kinetic machines.
  3. Mel is a cartographer and her mural style strongly reflects the lines and colour she uses in her maps.
  4. Mel operated a community art group called The Laneway Collective, whose first project involved painting a 150 metre residential laneway in Mount Lawley with more than thirty other street artists.