Australian native flora and fauna led the artistic direction at Westfield Garden City in Brisbane, featuring three Australian masters in the genre.
Spanning 80 metres across the exterior of the new Library at Westfield Garden City – as well as interior walls in common areas of the shopping centre – this incredible mural featuring flora and fauna was created by local artists.
aMBUSH and artists Fintan Magee, Thomas Jackson and Gus Eagleton developed a creative direction to include plants, flowers and birds native to the Pacific, South East Asia and Queensland. The flora features: Plum Blossom (national flower of China), Red Ginger (an important symbol for Polynesian people and national flower of Samoa), Jasmine (national flower of Pakistan), Lotus (national flower of India and Vietnam), Cooktown Orchid (flower of Queensland), Gum leaves and Banksia (Australian), Yellow Tiger Orchid (South East Asia), Lycaste Orchid (Africa) and Australian palms. The birds include: Crested kingfisher (Asia), Sickle-billed babbler (Asia), Collared aracari (South America), Red-and-yellow barbet (Africa) and Hornbill (Asia and Melanesia).
Photography by Nicole Reed.
Client: Scentre Group
Location: Westfield Garden City, Brisbane QLD
Capabilities: Public Art Strategy, Curation, Placemaking, Public Art Delivery