Brookfield Place Renewal

Brookfield Place, situated at 125 St Georges Terrace in Perth’s CBD, is a landmark destination that combines top-tier office space, dining, retail, and arts events. To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the precinct initiated a transformation of its ground floor public spaces, both indoors and outdoors.

Brookfield Properties and Hassell, in partnership with Soft Earth and Apparatus, aimed to reintroduce traditional knowledge and pay homage to the Whadjuk Noongar traditional custodians in the redesign of these public areas. Currently, much of the interpretative artwork on the site commemorates colonial histories, and there is still widespread unawareness of the rich Whadjuk Noongar heritage that predates the establishment of Perth’s CBD. The renewal of Brookfield Place seeks to recognize Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, uniting these narratives and paving the way for a shared future.

Apparatus was responsible for coordinating the selection of two artists for three public art projects. Working in collaboration with Brookfield Properties, architects Hassell, cultural advisors Soft Earth, and the construction team at Multiplex, Apparatus ensured the successful integration of these artworks on site.

The result is four public art installations created by two Noongar Artists: Lea Taylor and Shane Hansen, who aim to reintroduce the memory and presence of water to this site, serving as a reminder of the ancient water systems that still flow deep beneath the ground we stand on. These artworks aim to strengthen connections and revive the links between Noongar traditional culture and our contemporary present.

Julianne Wade, Whadjuk Tainui Indigenous Artist contributed to the project during the initial phase, and she was commissioned to create a 30m mural to be used as hoarding during the renewal construction works.

Outcomes

  • Expression of local Noongar culture
  • Revealing cultural heritage through interpretation
  • Collaboration with the design team
  • Delivery of an artwork that improves the amenity of an existing building

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Town Hall Art Installation

Clifton Park Urban Artwork

Subi East Noongar Six Seasons Markers

One The Esplanade Artworks

East Fremantle Public Art Strategy

Canning War Memorial Activation Artwork

Risely Street Roundabout Public Artwork

Liv Apartments Artwork

North Perth Robotopia

Midland Oval

Stirling Arts Events and Activation Strategy

Byford Rail Extension Public Artworks

Esperance Civic Centre

Esperance Civic Centre Artworks

Cottesloe Foreshore Renewal Public Art

Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium Mural

Weld Square

Midland Child Advocacy Centre Public Artworks

Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment

Exchange Precinct Artworks

Koombana Bay Foreshore Public Art

Melville City Centre

Byford Rail Extension Public Art and Interpretive Plan

Newman Recreation Centre Mural

Goolugatup Heathcote Public Art Plan

Subi East Public Art Strategy and Planning

Belmont Park Public Art

Ocean Reef Marina Public Art and Interpretation Plan

Yanchep Rail Extension

Lakelands Station Artworks

Wadjemup / Rottnest West End Redevelopment Artworks

Bina Parkland Community Artworks

Covalent Lithium Public Art Plan

Perth Children’s Hospital Greenspace

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.