Spanning most of 2021, a large-scale public arts initiative at Westfield Mt Druitt provided an incredible opportunity to work in the heart of Western Sydney with Scentre Group.
Collaborating with some of the city’s most talented artists, the project focused on creating an environment reflecting the rich history and culture of the area. There was a strong focus on First Nations representation, with works including columns, parents room amenities, and decorative barrels throughout the footprint from Maddie Gibbs and Jason Wing, which served to underpinning this endeavour.
An artistic partnership for the major north facade artwork, ‘Flora and Form’, combined Indigenous painter Maddie Gibbs’ expressive forms with Georgia Hill’s structured line work, to reflect how nature supports and enhances all of us. This collaboration between emerging and established artists allowed the project to act as a platform to build experience, while at the same time creating meaningful and enduring art.
Other artists included Fintan Magee (arrival at Level 2 car park), Brad Eastman (entry from food court), Allfrey (arrival escalator), Bronte Naylor (roof soffit), Elliott Routledge (amenities corridor and garden sculpture), and James Jirat and Chris Yee (cube riser).
Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management), the project continued their creative placemaking for the Scentre Group, and bolstered the new and vital economy created through the engagement of artists.