Artworks

Kep Walken Winin

Noongar, Whadjuk, Ballardong, artist, Shane Hansen created artworks for both the interior lobby rugs and the exterior landscape design. Shane’s artwork depicts an aerial view of the confluence of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River estuary) and Djarlgarra Beelier (Canning River). The cursive lines sandblasted into the ground plane represent the …

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Yandjitup Kep-Werd

Wadandi, Menang, Kaniyang, Ballardong, artist Lea Taylor was commissioned to create the Brookfield Place lobby atrium artwork Yandjitup Kep-Werd (Place of the Bullrush Waterfall). The artwork employs strips of hand-formed stainless steel to mimic the unique blades of Yandjit, while colours of blue, green to represent water, are contrasted against …

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Sheoak Growth Cycle

Whadjuk Tainui Indigenous Artist, Julianne Wade was commissioned to create a 30m mural to be used as hoarding during the renewal construction works. The artwork traces the life cycle of a kwela (sheoak), which would have once inhabited the site, through the Noongar six seasons. Julianne Wade painted the artwork …

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Winin Katidjin Bilya

In 2020, Apparatus and Lendlease worked together on Curtin University’s new School of Design and the Built Environment in Bentley. Lendlease approached Apparatus to develop a collaborative project working with Aboriginal artists that could action both organisation’s Elevate Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP). The result was Winin Katidjin Bilya (Living Knowledge …

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Djilba – Six Seasons Bidi

The title of Dellas’s sculpture, ‘Yandi Wildflowers’ is a conceptualisation of collecting wildflowers with her family matriarchs. A yandi full of the promise of the beautiful bounty provided during Djilba. Season: Djilba Season of conception August – September The Noongar Season ‘Djilba’ is represented by the colour pink as it …

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Makaru – Six Seasons Bidi

Kamsani Bin Salleh’s sculpture pays homage to the resourceful nature of the wardung (crow). Season: Makaru Season of fertility – first rains June – July The Noongar Season ‘Makaru’ is represented by the colour dark blue as it symbolises rain and cold weather Concept Rationale The wardung (crow / Australian …

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Birak – Six Seasons Bidi

Rubeun Yorkshire’s dynamic sculpture evokes water, land, and topography. Season: Birak Season of youth – first summer December – January The Noongar Season ‘Birak’ is represented by the colour red as it symbolises heat, sun and fire Concept Rationale Rubeun’s sculpture is a representation of the land, drawing inspiration from …

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Kambarang – Six Seasons Bidi

Jarni McGuire’s artwork represent Kambarang, using towering bronze forms to evoke the warran yams, traditionally cultivated in this season, as well as the female form. Season: Kambarang Concept Rationale “Kambarang; being the season of birth, evokes my maternalism. Hearing Nanna Vivienne Hansen share her knowledge about bush medicines and the …

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Djeran – Six Seasons Bidi

Lea’s sculpture ‘ Connection’ combines the idea of caring for land and community with her skills as a weaver. Season: Djeran Season of adulthood April – May The Noongar Season ‘Djeran’ is represented by the colour green as it is the time of the year when the cooler weather begins. …

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Bunuru – Six Seasons Bidi

David Jones’ shimmering sculpture references water bodies, their power to provide nourishment through food, and comfort from the searing heat of Bunuru. Season: Bunuru Season of adolescence February – March The Noongar Season ‘Bunuru’ is represented by the colour orange and is the hottest time of the year. Concept Rationale …

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Within Without

Public art creates opportunities for community members to engage with their surroundings and interact with each other, promoting social cohesion and a sense of community ownership. By facilitating public art, local governments, and organizations can create a platform for community members to come together and collaborate, creating a shared experience that strengthens the bonds of the community.

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Cliff

Cliff has become an integral part of the new School of Design and the Built Environment building at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus, characterising the essence of the place and the pedagogy of the building. Cliff is an installation of stones that are in fact the earth itself. Western Australia is …

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Goodjal Ba Ngoonii Koorndaam

Public art creates opportunities for community members to engage with their surroundings and interact with each other, promoting social cohesion and a sense of community ownership. By facilitating public art, local governments, and organizations can create a platform for community members to come together and collaborate, creating a shared experience that strengthens the bonds of the community.

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Place To Place

A series of nodal artworks were proposed which complement the choreography of pedestrian movement through the precinct and enable a conversation with the site to take place as you make this journey. Composed of stainless steel and safety glass, the sculptural forms undergo a unique day to night transition. This …

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The Journey

The Journey is a six storey metal artwork at the entrance of the Stan & Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre, which houses multiple children’s services for young people at risk in Perth, Western Australia. The message of art in the Child Advocacy Centre context must be “Enter.” Within the patterns …

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Esperance Civic Centre

Inhale Exhale

Commissioned by Shire of Eperance / Collaboration with Chris Nixon / Photography by Dan Paris / Managed by Apparatus The artists study of place & purpose formed a narrative to drive their artistic direction: Expansive Spaces & Intimate Communities. The integrated artwork is expressed through a painted treatment, enhanced through …

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Robotopia

The City of Vincent contracted Apparatus to procure and project manage Robotopia, a public artwork for the North Perth Town Centre, an urban village close to the Perth city centre. The inner-city site had specific issues to be congisant of, which included being aware of the need not to impinge …

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