ECU Open Days campaign to turn tweets into art in Perth underground station

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WOAJONNY_ECU.jpgTo celebrate its Open Days this year, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is calling on the public to tell it 'how university should be' via Twitter, with the tweets to be turned into a giant mural by ECU graduate and local artist Woah Jonny (pictured).
 
A selection of the best tweets using the hash tag #ECUopenday will be transformed by Woah Jonny and incorporated into an artwork in the Perth underground station.
 
The public will be able to see their tweets come to life over the course of the weekend of June 29 & 30 as Woah Jonny creates the mural in the station between 7am and 7pm. For those who can't make it in person, they can stay updated through the Facebook event page.
 
A time lapse video will also be available after the mural has been completed on ECU's YouTube page.

Woah Jonny said he was looking forward to the challenge of drawing as many tweets as possible within the 24 hour period.
"I really don't know what it's going to look like until I start drawing, to be honest. I'm just interested to see what ideas people come up with and interpreting those," he said.
 
Woah Jonny described his visual style as 'organised chaos', with his character-based drawings heavily influenced by the cartoons of the 1940s. His has previously worked on large murals in public, including painting on a Mini Countryman car at the 2011 Perth Motor Show.
 
ECU's Twitter campaign picks up on the University's new advertising campaign launched in April this year with the tag line 'that's how university should be'.

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