Pippa McManus has emerged as one of Australia’s leading fashion illustrators. Her fashion obsession has taken her to all major fashion festivals across the world along with being invited to exclusively illustrate at London Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney and the Perth Fashion Festival.
Pippa McManus lives in Morley and has collaborated with The Morley Momentum to create a vibrant mural that reflects the local community. The design shows the top five ethnicities living in Morley today according to the Australian census which are Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Malaysian and Polish families. Pippa has incorporated traditional costumes of those five cultures into this mural. Each costume has been researched and combines modern and traditional details. As the mural is painted on indigenous land, an Acknowledgment of Country is included in the background in the form of the painted words “Whadjuk Noongar Country”.
This mural is a celebration of the beauty of multiculturalism within and surrounding Morley. It is an acknowledgement of what has been before and is now, and provides a vision for harmonious living in this wonderful area for the future.