Wadjemup / Rottnest West End Redevelopment Artworks

Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) is a thriving tourist and recreational destination, a place that has shaped the memories, connections and experiences of countless people. Its cultural significance is first and foremost to the Whadjuk Noongar people who have been connected to the island for more than tens of thousands of years.

The West End of the Island with its abundant wildlife and rugged coastline looks out to Kooranup, located on the horizon in the deep ocean west of the Island. The West End is a sacred and beautiful place, a place for reflection, appreciation of the wonder of nature and a place of acknowledgement for the continuing rich culture of Australia’s First Nation communities. The West End (Kooranup), is the western most point of the Island and hosts several significant environmental, recreation and cultural sites. The full force of the Indian Ocean is felt on the West End and the powerful ocean, cliffs and ruggedness is an attraction to many visitors.

The West End Redevelopment includes a new Transport Hub; an arrival and gathering space for all buses, bikes and pedestrians to arrive and depart from. The hub will be a place of orientation, and to plan the next steps in your adventure. Integrated public artworks and signage will reveal to visitors the outstanding natural and significant cultural heritage of the West End.

Deliverables

  • Public Art Coordination
  • Design Assist Program

Outcomes

  • Expression of Whadjuk Noongar culture
  • Integration of artwork elements into the landscape design
  • Collaboration with Artist Team, Landscape Design Team, Construction Delivery Team and the V Project Management Team
  • Consultation with Wadjemup Working Group

Project Details

Location

  • Wadjemup / Rottnest

Timeframe

  • 2020+
  • Photos courtesy Miles Noel

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  • Transport
  • Education
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  • Public Art Coordination
  • Design Assist

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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.