The commissioning and installation of striking new artworks by contemporary Australian artists during the revitalisation of Westfield Knox emerged as a highlight of the year.
A collection of more than a dozen impactful artworks was strategically integrated throughout the expanse of the centre, which is one of Melbourne’s foremost shopping hubs in the south-east. This initiative marks another venture that brings public art closer to the community.
The eye-catching pieces included: an extensive mural – his largest ever for a single site project – across multiple levels by David ‘Meggs’ Hooke, a family of inflatable sculptures with black and white patterns created by Brook Andrew titled ‘gawu gawu’, a series of seven eye-catching painted brick columns representing scar trees on Borra ground made by the Young family, and an impressive suspended sculptures of a mountain range and Wedge Tailed Eagle created by Cezary Stulgis.
Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management), 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 Knox
Capabilities: Art Strategy, Placemaking Strategy, Curation, Production, Project Management, Communications