2011 - 2012

Malvern Springs Primary School

Malvern Springs Primary School 

Client: Department of Education
Artists: Jahne Rees and Rob McCulloch
Architect: Peter Leighton
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

Client: Department of Education
Artists: Jahne Rees and Rob McCulloch
Architect: Peter Leighton
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

Jahne Rees and Rob McCulloch have taken inspiration from two native tree species the Banksia and Paperbark for their functional artworks that are designed to engage and delight the students of Malvern Springs Primary School.

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Government Office, Denham

Government Office, Denham

Client: Department of Fisheries & Department of Environment and Conservation
Artists: Andrew Stumpfel with Peter Bowles
Architect: Woodhead
Art Coordinator: Three-Dimensional Design & Maggie Baxter

Artist Andrew Stumpfel provides an emotional response to the spectacular local environment of Denham in his artwork for the new joint offices for the Department of Fisheries, Department of Environment and Conservation and Volunteer Marine Rescue. The glass component was produced in collaboration with glass artist Peter Bowles and represents the shimmer, intensity and teeming of life in Shark Bay.

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Foundation Housing

Foundation Housing

Client: Department of Housing and Works
Artists: Penny Bovell, Olga Cironis, Elizabeth Delfs and Jennie Nayton
Architect: Kieran Wong, CODA
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

The project provided the artists with an opportunity to collaborate with the architects and embed their artwork into the fabric of  the building using a variety of new technologies and mediums. Painter Penny Bovell, installation artist Olga Cironis, sculptor Elizabeth Delfs, and sculptor/photographer Jennie Nayton have created a body of thoughtful and sensitive works.

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Lake Gwelup Primary School

Lake Gwelup Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artists: Jahne Rees and Rob McCulloch
Architect: Tony D'Andrea, Edgar Idle and Wade Architects
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

The range of artworks titled: We look back to changes in the past, to make changes for the future, designed by Jahne Rees and Rob McCulloch, are part of the redevelopment of Lake Gwelup Primary School. The entry statement is a celebration of the grass tree Xanthorrhoea, the school's logo, and is a symbol of renewal and growth.

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Piara Waters Primary School

Piara Waters Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Steve Tepper
Architect: Hugh Gill and Graham Gaunt, Oldfield Knott Architects Pty Ltd
Art Coordinator: Andra Kins

The aim of this series of artworks titled: Patterns of Place, was to create imaginative designs that were relevant to the site, layered in the meaning, and that reinforced a sense of place, delight and discovery. Indigenous Banksia plants - their flowers, leaves, seed pods, and vibrant colours, inspired the artworks.

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Freshwater Bay Primary School

Freshwater Bay Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Leon Bird
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

Photographer Leon Bird drew upon the school’s vision and values to produce a series of interactive and inspiring panels for the internal spaces of the refurbished school.

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Exmouth District High School

Exmouth District High School

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Mark Datodi
Architect: Hoffman Architecture
Art Coordinator: Maggie Baxter

There is a wonderful illusory quality to the striking artwork titled: Hatched that covers an 18-panel screen and wall adjacent to the main car park entry to Exmouth District High School. The imagery reads as a pattern from a distance yet on closer scrutiny reveals illustrative detail and careful attention to material and finish.

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Hudson Park Primary School

Hudson Park Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Don Walters
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

Don Walters sculpture Dream consists of five separate units each one being an abstraction of the five letters. The playful works are open to interpretation beyond the meaning of the letters. 

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Sister Kate's Aboriginal Corporation

Sister Kate's Aboriginal Corporation

Client: Department of Housing
Artist: Mark Datodi
Title: Untitled entry plaques
Architects: Michael Nolan and Associates
Art Coordinator: Maggie Baxter

Artist Mark Datodi was asked  to design two entry statements as part of the refurbishment and expansion of the original Sister Kate's Children's Home. With the assistance of Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc., the artwork manifests as an image of the late Sister Kate linking the past, the present and the future.

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Spring Hill Primary School

Spring Hill Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artists: Jenny Dawson and Tony Pankiw
Architect: Hugh Gill, Oldfield Knott Architects 
Art Coordinator: Andra Kins, Urban Thresholds

The artists Jenny Dawson and Tony Pankiw built three beautiful sculptures for the Spring Hill Primary School. One, Flight is free standing and situated at the entrance of the school. The other two Magpies were built as wall artworks and are located inside. All three were designed and built with the idea of linking the art of sculpture to the region.

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WA College of Agriculture, Morawa

WA College of Agriculture, Morawa

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Natalie Tonkin
Architect: Mark Langdon, DWA Architects
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

For this project, Morawa-raised artist Natalie Tonkin created a stone wall constructed from local materials and a large steel landscape sculpture made from old agricultural machinary. The works entitled: Planting the Crop helped create an area where students can go to interact with one another. 

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WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin

WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Amanda Lin
Architect: Mark Langdon, DWA Architects
Art Coordinator: Alison Barrett

 

 

Amanda Lin’s artwork Thinking of Water combines steel and synthetic turf to produce a light-hearted series of sculptures that provides informal outdoor seating between two boarding houses, while referencing the valuable resource of water for the Cunderdin farming community.

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Wattle Grove Primary School

Wattle Grove Primary School

Client: Department of Education
Artist: Lorenna Grant
Architect: Hugh Gill, Oldfield Knott
Art Coordinator: Jenny Beahan

In creating a suite of artworks for the new school, artist Lorenna Grant was sensitive to the school community’s desire to carry forward a resonance of the old school and its identity. Lorenna was determined to not only meet this brief, but to ignite the interest of young viewers in fresh new ideas, nurturing their imagination and engagement through an exploration of sculpture.

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