We unveiled a significant piece of permanent public art at Westfield’s newly redeveloped Westfield Warringah Mall, in another successful example of how art and business – two seemingly disparate entities – can be integrated to achieve a common goal.
‘Signs of Rain’ is an energetic large-scale installation by renowned contemporary First Nations artist, Reko Rennie, who designed his mural to be viewed day and night. During daylight hours, the bold painted hues provide a dynamic backdrop for visitors to the northern beaches suburb of Brookvale, but as dusk falls the artwork takes on another life, lit by carefully placed LEDs.
‘Signs of Rain’ is the translation of the Australian Indigenous word ‘Warringah’, and as Rennie explains, “This artwork celebrates the beauty of rainfall as a symbol of renewal and nourishment. The combination of striking colours and geometric patterning presents rain as a dynamic force that ensures the continual creation of new life and new experiences. Neon is integrated into the work to transform the artwork at night-time, representing electric strength and vibrancy, and heightening the warmth and comfort offered by a stimulating, leisurely environment.”
Photography by Enzo Amato.
Client: Scentre Group
Location: Westfield Warringah Mall, Sydney NSW
Capabilities: Public Art Strategy, Curation, Placemaking, Public Art Delivery