Get to know Art + Play, EFJCC’s major sponsor.

Q&A with Managing Director, Matt Huxtable

Tell us about Art + Play, and when it started?

Art+Play was formed in 2023 as a local playground design and manufacturer. We collaborate with local artists to create unique play spaces. We also have another business called Phase3 which is a commercial landscape contracting business formed back in 2007.

What projects are you most proud of?  

We have built many high-profile award winning playscapes including the Busselton Foreshore Adventure Playground, Boddington Park and the Scarborough Beach Playground.

Who is your favorite professional cricket player, and why? 

Mitch Marsh! A great West Australian all-rounder who has managed to come in and out of the test side, what a great speech at the recent AB medal!

Can you suggest two playgrounds in the Perth area that every child should visit?

The Bob Gordon Playspace in Bullcreek is a “UFO themed”playground that was constructed by Phase3 last year and contains a large number of Art+Play pieces. Also, the Scarborough Beach playground is a great space designed by Fremantle based Landscape Architects UDLA with some amazing work done by local artist Jahne Rees

Did you play cricket as a kid, and where was it? 

I did a few seasons with Armadale Cricket Club juniors back in the day, and plenty of backyard cricket with my two older brothers.

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