Brookfield Properties is one of the world’s largest real estate managers, providing development & management services for all major real estate assets. One The Esplanade (1TE) is a new workplace tower at Elizabeth Quay, with Chevron as the tenant. Brookfield Properties engaged Apparatus to manage the public art projects mandated under DevelopmentWA’s Planning Policy 4: Provision of Public Art.
Apparatus planned for the artworks at 1TE to deliver a holistic public realm experience, enhancing the architectural and landscape design of the development, acknowledging First Nation Peoples and their connection with the site, the riverine environment and the significant historic history that took place on the site. Two Artworks are planned for the site a Statement Artwork and an Activation Artwork.
Our intention for the Activation Artwork is to provide Whadjuk Noongar presence, and activate the pedestrian passageway fronting onto The Esplanade. The artwork tells a Whadjuk story in sculptural form, enlivening the building at pedestrian level; creating intrigue and appeal. We are is working closely with Chevron’s Whadjuk Working Group to ensure any cultural material used is appropriate. Apparatus developed a Design Assist process, which we’re working on with UAP, to allow Noongar artists who have great art and design skills but might not have public art experience to gain experience in public art. The process will provide skills development for Noongar artists and secure the highest quality outcomes for the project.