Hawker Lane and Charlotte Lane at Westfield Chatswood were the first ELPs for Scentre Group, and our first creative placemaking partnership that established the creative direction for future projects in Australia and New Zealand.
The project engaged Australian artists Beastman, Nanami Cowdroy, Anthony Lister and Gemma O’Brien in the design solution of site-specific permanent and semi-permanent public art and common area environments at the newly refurbished Westfield Chatswood.
It included the activation of Charlotte Lane – a new outdoor retail and entertainment precinct, and Hawker Lane – a new Asian-inspired food precinct.
Charlotte Lane features a 17m-high permanent installation created by Nanami Cowdroy, a mural painted by Anthony Lister, and three typography walls by Gemma O’Brien. Hawker Lane features a 25m-long ‘living green wall’ incorporating plants with art by Brad Eastman (aka Beastman), and Nanami Cowdroy’s interior design concepts in both the women’s and men’s amenities.
Photography by Nicole Reed.
Illustration elements created by the project artists were used in the Centre’s launch campaign, as well as interior concepts on hoardings.
Client: Scentre Group
Location: Westfield Chatswood, Sydney NSW
Capabilities: Public Art Strategy, Curation, Placemaking, Public Art Delivery