Help design a mural for Collins Street Centre

Media Release 3 October 2017
Public Art

The City of South Perth has commissioned contemporary visual artist Dr Simon Degroot to create a large-scale mural to enhance the front wall of Collins Street Centre.

Located at the corner of Collins Street and Shaftesbury Street in South Perth, the Centre is an important hub and facility for a range of community groups.

Regular users of the centre, neighbouring residents and anyone with an interest in the project are invited to join Dr Degroot at an interactive workshop on Thursday 19 October at 4pm in the Main Hall at Collins Street Centre. At the hands-on workshop Dr Degroot and attendees will develop ideas and designs for the mural. 

It is envisaged that the final design of the mural will be developed in a way that ensures that community members can identify with and be proud of the outcome, and will complement the community’s use of the building and enhance the vicinity’s character. 

A Fine Art Lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Dr Degroot’s work highlights a vibrant sense of place, community, cultural identity and diversity, creating a feeling of familiarity. He has exhibited his work widely and has created public works for Brisbane City Council, Cairns Regional Council, Queensland Rail, The Brisbane and Sydney Hilton, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, and Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

Collins Street Centre mural workshop
4pm, Thursday 19 October
Collins Street Centre, cnr Collins Street and Shaftesbury Street, South Perth

Registrations are essential and close 5pm Monday 16 October. To register for the workshop visit

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