The Laneway Collective is a recently created collaboration that works to set up street artists with residents to revitalise unused areas with murals. Their first project is in the Grosvenor Road Laneway in Mount Lawley. It is a 150m long laneway with over 30 different walls incorporating over 30 different artists. Currently the Collective are talking with the Beaufort Street Festival about combining the painting of the laneway on the day of the festival - scheduled for the 15th of November. This will ensure that the artists work will be seen by over 100,000 people, as well as creating a unique artistic space on the day (art stalls, music and a chill out area is also being discussed for the laneway in conjunction with the live street art).
Both the home owners and local artists are very keen to be involved. Prominent artists such as Stormie Mills, Amok Island, Fieldey, Jerome Davenport, Andrew Fraser, Dan Duggan, Melski and Rob Jenkins amongst others have all registered their interest in this project.
There is an amazing opportunity here to be involved. The Laneway Collective would like to talk to local businesses to see if they would be interested in sponsoring an artist - either a prominent/established local artist or an up and coming local artist.
Mel McVee would be more than happy to answer any queries or questions you might have. Her number is 0406 431 664 and you'll find a link to their facebook page [here]