The inclusion of bold new artworks by contemporary Australian artists at the redevelopment of Westfield Doncaster provided a bright spot in 2020.
Over half a dozen significant works of art were included across the breadth of the centre – one of Melbourne’s most preeminent shopping destinations – in this new public arts initiative.
The eye-catching creations included: an extensive textural mural at the car park entry by Tristan Kerr; six shadow sphere and ellipse sculptures created by Matt Hill; a stunning large steel boomerang made by the Young family; a colourful painted mural in the kids’ play area by Lucy Lucy; framed works from photographer Nicole Reed displayed along internal corridors; an impressive void sculpture created by Simon Leah and hung above the food court; and Jane Gillings’ whimsical ceiling installation featuring clouds and cockatoos in the cinema entry.
Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management) in partnership with Scentre Group Design, the project continued their creative placemaking for the Scentre Group, and created a new economy through the engagement of artists.
Client: Scentre Group
Location: Westfield Doncaster, Melbourne VIC
Capabilities: Placemaking, Public Art, Activation