Working with local indigenous painter Digby Moran and artist/designer Alex Polo, Artscape were able to transform a large section of River St, the main street of Ballina NSW, with a series of large scale artwork screens. The recently installed artwork has drawn much attention in the region, playing an important role in the coastal town’s unique cultural identity and sense of place.
Moran’s paintings, inspired by his Bundjalung heritage were reinterpreted into a suite of perforated corten steel artwork elements, integrated into the new building façade as window screens and louvres in collaboration with Cottee Parker Architects.
A cost effective and straightforward fabrication and installation process has delivered maximum visual impact for this important regional project. Involving Artscape early in the design process meant decisions could be made to transfer cost centres (such as window louvers) to the art budget, ensuring all design elements of the building’s façade worked in visual harmony.