Collaborating with ten emerging and established Australian artists over the course of 2021, a large-scale public arts initiative at Westfield Mt Druitt created an environment reflecting the rich history and culture of the area.
The project provided an incredible opportunity to continue creative placemaking for the Scentre Group in the heart of Western Sydney, with the aim of contributing to the community’s identity, fostering community pride and humanising the built environment.
There was a strong focus on First Nations representation, with works from Maddie Gibbs and Jason Wing (columns, parents room amenities, and decorative pots and barrels) throughout the footprint.
An artistic partnership for the major north facade artwork, ‘Flora and Form’, married the geometric style of Georgia Hill with the pattern work and native floral elements from Maddie Gibbs.
Other artists included Fintan Magee (arrival at Level 2 car park), Brad Eastman (entry from food court), Allfrey (arrival escalator), Bronte Naylor (roof soffit), Elliott Routledge (amenities corridor and garden sculpture), and James Jirat Patradoon and Chris Yee (cube riser).
The project was curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and is designed to bolster the new and vital economy created through the engagement of artists.
Bastian Allfrey, Beastman, Bronte Naylor, Chris Yee, Elliott Routledge, Fintan Magee, Georgia Hill, James Jirat Patradoon, Jason Wing and Maddie Gibbs