WA Police Donate Handed in Guns for Artworks

Perth Now – 3 December, 2013

A sample of the arsenal of guns handed into WA police during the amnesty. Picture: Theo Fakos.

In an unusual collaboration between Perth artists and police, firearms handed over under a gun amnesty have been transformed into objects of beauty.
A total of 1281 firearms were handed in by members of the public over three months this year. Police donated them to Edith Cowan University’s art department after they had been dismantled.
Detective Inspector Dale Davies said the parts could not be reused for dangerous purposes and had instead been turned into evocative art pieces.