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Public Art-Mitchell Freeway Extension: Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue

This public arts project is in collaboration with:

  • Main Roads  (Mitchell Freeway is being extended six km north from Burns Beach Road, Joondalup to Hester Avenue, Clarkson)
  • Main Roads is working with CPB Contractors to design and construct the freeway extension. The $261.4 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments.

The brief was to develop and produce public art for the new Burns Beach Road Pedestrian Bridge and develop a colour scheme for the new Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue Bridges.

  1. Burns Beach Road Pedestrian Bridge—the design and manufacture of 4 x 3m x 1.5m laser cut ceramic artworks based on drawings of the local flora undertaken by Kinross College year 8 students, and
  2. Develop the artwork for Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue Bridges—based on the local flora.

The public artworks for this project will effects the local community for many years as they will be prominent landmarks, which will have considerable impact acknowledging the contribution that artworks have to the built environment. Public art plays a key role in supporting a healthy and active community, reflecting and celebrating a community’s diversity and unique identity; making it possible for all people to access art, and give form to collective memory and community in place making.

Funding agency

CPB Contractors Ltd

Project duration

October 2015 - August 2016


Researchers

Dr Lyndall Adams
Dr Sue Girak

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