Art and commerce merge beautifully in this benchmark creative placemaking project at the new Westfield Coomera in Queensland.
The project is one of the most significant placemaking projects for Westfield to date, commissioning both local and interstate artists, as well as a suite of assistants, in the creation of environments, installations, mural art and sculpture.
As well as outstanding retail offerings, the redeveloped ‘village’ presented an abundance of entertainment and social spaces, with carefully curated permanent public art highlighted throughout.
The project featured one of the largest murals in the country, measuring 257m x 18m and spanning the entire facade, created by Georgia Hill. The installation also features five laser cut metal elements on the main facade, which create subtle shadows through the day, then light up the whole hill at night with individual LED systems. The building comes together as an abstract take on the natural surrounds of the area, with references to coral cross sections, trees and bush scrub, palms and a sense of light and shade shifting throughout the day.
Featured artists include Georgia Hill, Anthony Lister, Sofles, Frank + Mimi, Gus Eagleton, Fuzeillear, Cezary Stulgis, Kiel Tillman and Elliott Routledge.
Photography by Nicole Reed.
Client: Scentre Group
Location: Westfield Coomera, Brisbane QLD
Capabilities: Public Art Strategy, Curation, Placemaking, Public Art Delivery