Servo mural will highlight beaches and coastal lifestyle and references to Aboriginal people and country

Geraldton Guardian
Artist Phil Doncon works on a mural in central Geraldton earlier this month. Next month he will start a new mural at Mahomets Flats.
Camera IconArtist Phil Doncon works on a mural in central Geraldton earlier this month. Next month he will start a new mural at Mahomets Flats. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian

Later this year people will be invited to sit on a seat camouflaged into a new mural and photographed at Mahomets Flats.

Developers have commissioned Geraldton artist Phil Doncon to paint the mural behind a new service station between Brand Highway and Fortyn Court in Mahomets Flats.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was looking forward to seeing the new work.

“The rear wall of the service station could have potentially looked quite stark for the residents in the area,” he said.

“It’s great to see the developers have been proactive in working with the City and a local artist to liven it up

Set to begin this month, the design uses liquid droplets or underwater bubbles to frame and reference various historical and contemporary meanings of the area.

With a heavy focus on beaches and coastal lifestyle, the mural also includes references to Aboriginal people and country as the first people here.

Geraldton Regional Art Management Committee evaluated proposals after calling for expressions of interest in May.

Residents in the area have been invited to submit relevant words to be included in the mural.

The mural is set for completion in early July.

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