By Aimee Chanthadavong

Perth’s retail pop-up project 140, owned by Cbus Property, will transform into a temporary gallery for 12 Australian artists as part of a redevelopment due to be completed in 2014.

Nationally recognised artists including Phibs, Andy Quilty, Anya Brock, Amok and Pip McManus will exhibit alongside emerging local artists for 140 ART, an urban art campaign that will see the property’s shopfronts and walls along Wellington, William and Murray Street Mall used as the artist’s canvas.

140 retail manager Kristi Dempster, said artists had been carefully selected to complement existing retail concepts, including The Aviary, Iku Sushi, The Coffee Club, Nando’s, Perth Central Dental, I Workshop, Ali Baba Hairdressing and Tartine Café.

“The art campaign marks the beginning of 140’s transformation into a destination where food, art and fashion collide,” she said.

“Next year a collective of national and international food concepts will sit alongside our anchor restaurant, Jamie’s Italian.”

140 ART will expose visitors and passers by to an eclectic mix of styles including street and aerosol art, stencilling, hand drawn illustrations and acrylic works over a three month period.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 2 November 2013 until 31 January 2014.