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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.

Transwa made the most of this blank canvas by nominating the site for a new urban art project. Organised by the Right Track program and in partnership with Transwa and PCYC Stepping Stones, the containers are now covered in bright, colourful and branded murals, thanks to local artist Michael Barker AKA Shime, and 8 students.

PCYC Stepping Stones is a certified numeracy and literacy program for students who are disengaged from mainstream education. It helps them work towards gaining their General Education for Adults Certificate.

By involving young people in the mural installation over four sessions, Right Track was able to include safety and anti-graffiti education, as well as help the students build new skills. Both sides of the containers have been painted, with the plan to rotate them every six months.

Keep an eye out for them when you next go past, or take a look at the images below.

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