The spotlight is shining on contemporary Australian artists at Westfield Knox, one of Melbourne’s leading retail hubs, as part of its significant revitalisation.
As a pivotal aspect of the redevelopment, the space boasts a showcase of impressive large-scale artworks. These captivating pieces, crafted by seven artists – each with their distinct artistic approaches – have been thoughtfully selected and brought to life by aMBUSH Gallery. This latest initiative continues aMBUSH Gallery’s commitment to innovative creative placemaking for the Scentre Group.
Visitors to Westfield Knox are now treated to a seamless integration of art throughout their journey; it starts from the moment they enter the carpark and accompanies them throughout their shopping and dining experiences, and exploration of the entertainment and leisure offerings.
This world-class art includes: an extensive mural (over multiple levels of the Active Play area and basketball court, parents room amenities and two carpark walls) by David ‘Meggs’ Hooke; large black and white inflatable sculptures hanging in the Galleria area, created by First Nations artist Brook Andrew; Cezary Stulgis’ eagle sculpture, suspended above the travelator between Levels 1 and 2, as well as a wall sculpture; and a series of seven eye-catching painted brick columns located in the food court area known as ‘The Street’, painted by members of the Young family.
The commissioning of these artworks is a crucial element of aMBUSH Gallery’s mission to cultivate a fresh and enduring artistic economy, fostering the integration of dynamic new art within public spaces across Australia and New Zealand.
David 'Meggs' Hooke, Brook Andrew, Cezary Stulgis, The Young Family