PAW is appointed by Woolworths and Woollahra Council to commission a building façade by Bondi artist Jade Oakley for the new Double Bay Village shopping precinct. The artwork will compliment the stylish design of the new high end shopping village designed by architects Nettleton Tribe.
“The Bay” is a lyrical interpretation of the locality’s geography in perforated metal. Inspired by the natural beauty of Double Bay the composition is a combination of different scales and perspectives woven together, depicting two iconic natural symbols of Double Bay – the giant Port Jackson figs and the harbour bay itself.
The artwork creates a sense of mapping through the aerial view of the Bay’s topography to engender a strong sense of place. The boat-studded water cradled between the two great trees is a reminder of the harbour, so close yet not visible from the heart of Double Bay.
Jade’s design gets the balance right between contemporary international style and local relevance. It will be rendered in layers of perforated metal, space separated to give the façade more sculptural depth.
PublicArt Works in collaboration with Rebecca Townsend worked with Sydney builders Ganellen and fabricators Metal Stone & Wood, to complete the project by June 2014.