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STEP OUT AND DISCOVER tour will
take you on a journey through the
area's history, heritage, culture and
rich past before moving forward to
explore the exciting developments
happening right now.
Armadale Visitor Centre
40 Jull Street, Armadale WA 6112
9399 0410 email@example.com
Tour Days: Daily, except Public Holidays
Tour Times: 9 - 11am
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Do you talk to people to find out their stories before painting them?
That’s actually something I want to do a lot more of, finding out the backstory and
then putting it with the paintings. When I painted some of the characters on Beaufort
Street for their wall recently, I had a beer with an old Italian bloke in his vegie garden.
That was pretty amazing.
Speaking of the Beaufort Street wall – love the picture of your girlfriend on
there, who’s also a for mer Perth Guide cover model [Edition 10]. Care to tell
Perth Guide readers how you guys met?
(Laughs) No! You can tell that story.
[It was all thanks to Perth Guide, a little side effect from the dating feature in
Edition 9. Jerome and Olivia both joined Anna as moral support for speed dating,
hit it off, and the rest is history! – Ed.]
A lot of your pieces are in black, grey and blue. Is there any reason for that?
I really like the colour blue, I don’t know why. Black and grey because it conveys
a lot more, and I really like the depth and meaning behind a black-and-white photo
rather than colour. But then I’m half colour-blind, too, so I don’t really like working with
colour that much. I have messed things up before, I’ve come pretty close to disaster!
So have you got any cool projects coming up?
I possibly have one painting a resort in Panama, then doing a big wall in Athens for the
Athens Street Art Project. Over here I’m painting a bus that’s going to be a portable
clothing store, called Cheep Clothing, as well as doing up some houses for Renovation
Rescue with Matt and Kim from The Block. I’m also trying to find a wall at the moment
because I want to do a big hundred-year ANZAC tribute piece.
Is it hard to find walls?
It is, you wouldn’t think it’s as hard as it is. There’s so much red tape from local government
and strata companies, they love to make it very difficult for you. But then again, some people
are all for it and give you the go-ahead straight out.
Okay, last question. When I punched your name into Google, I saw that Denzel
Washington has played a character called Jerome Davenport in a movie Antwone Fisher.
If your life was a movie, who would play you?
Maybe someone pretty like Ryan Gosling. Girls would love it!
“I prefer to paint people with a lot of character, with
a depth behind their stories that you can see in their face.”
One of Jerome’s street artworks, in Sydney’s Redfern.
BELOW An aquatic piece Jerome created for the walls
around Wickepin pool.
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