Public art gives people an opportunity to connect to a story or place, to celebrate and enjoy, to reflect or sometimes to grieve. Using materials that respond to a site and the needs of a community, our public artworks tell stories of our history and culture in unique and dynamic ways.
strathewen bushfire memorial
A simple concept of four tear drops falling onto the landscape provided the physical form from which the community of Strathewen could begin to overlay their story of the event. Each circle carries its own theme of beauty, loss, rebuilding, hope and rejuvenation. Individual stories from community members were sourced to create a collective voice. We referenced the Japanese style of Haiku poetry with minimal words and no punctuation, to focus on the essence of their experience.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE MEMORIAL PARK
This interpretive art installation exemplifies the use of imagery and evocative words to convey complex historic stories - breaking away from traditional interpretive signage.
wireless hill memorial
This war memorial, known as 'The People', gives the people of Melville a space of reflection - a visible link between the past and the present. Nine panels are arranged in such a way, that when viewed from a certain aspect and distance, they depict a famous First World War panoramic photo. The north-west side captures the eerie silence of Australian troops making their way to battle. The south-east side features words laser cut into rusted steel that form silhouettes of Australians in uniform, from World War I to the present.