Urban Art Program
 Urban Art Program

Graffiti is an ongoing and expensive problem faced not only by the Public Transport Authority (PTA), but the entire community.

The PTA spends $2.5 million annually cleaning up after vandals who systematically deface assets provided for the benefit of the whole community.

Our approach:

In 2008, after extensive youth consultation, the PTA, through their community education program Right Track, began the Urban Art program – a targeted project involving young people working with internationally-recognised public artists to transform graffiti hotspots into legitimate works of art.

The Urban Art program consists of a series of workshops facilitated by an artist where young people learn the difference between vandalism and art, have the opportunity to build on existing skills and learn about potential career pathways, as well as work towards a unit of competency for their Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA).

The program has transformed 34 graffiti hotspots over the course of the ten years it has been running. It has been highly effective at stopping tagging and graffiti vandalism at those sites, in some cases the murals have not been vandalised since they were installed over ten years ago.

 

For more information on upcoming opportunities contact PTA’s Right Track officer on 9326 2055 or email therighttrack@pta.wa.gov.au

To see some of our past projects visit our online gallery showing all the public art on our network visit

 http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/our-system/public-art

 

 Urban Art News

Train yourself to Stay off the Tracks

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The Great Wall of Bayswater

The Great Wall of Bayswater

The Forrestfield Airport Link (FAL) project and the Right Track program have joined forces to add a splash of colour to a 500m retaining wall in Bayswater.

Stepping towards a Transwa facelift

Stepping towards a Transwa facelift

If you’ve ever used the shared pathway between East Perth and Claisebrook stations you may have noticed the less-than-pretty industrial shipping containers within the Transwa coach depot. Over the years these have been targeted by vandals and become a bit of an eye-sore to passing traffic.

Let's talk about trespass

Let's talk about trespass

Did you know that rail trespass is on the rise in Perth? But do you know what trespass is exactly? Let me clarify for you. 

Take extra care around trains and train stations this winter

Take extra care around trains and train stations this winter

Chilly winter temperatures and rainy, windy weather aren’t just an annoying side-effect of the change of seasons, they also serve as a reminder that being safe around the rail network is just as important in the colder months. The next time you’re at a railway station or a pedestrian crossing during wet weather, make sure you do your best to adjust to the conditions – and we don’t just mean bring an umbrella.

 

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