Artist Clare McFarlane said of this innovative wallpaper style artwork “I wanted this work to be created in harmony with the natural decaying aesthetic of the laneway. The design intimates ripped wallpaper and as you peeled away the layers it reveals elements of the natural world. I liked the idea that you can wander down the alley and discover plants, birds and insects, which have ‘sprung’ from the rips in the wall.”
Helen Curtis developed the City of Perth mural program Wall Inc. It was the first mural program of its kind in Australia. The initiative saw the annual commission of four professional practising Western Australian artists, inviting them to translate their work from a studio setting to a public open-air space, connecting with the urban community and space.
Wall Inc was underpinned by three objectives: to enhance the attractiveness of the city; to decrease the incidence of localised graffiti in the city; and to bring a broader aesthetic approach and visual diversity into the public sphere.