Montario Quarter - Public Art Strategy and Procurement
The former Shenton Park Hospital site, now named Montario Quarter, is a unique place with a strong history and local identity. The site now provides a rare infill opportunity for integrated urban living five kilometres from both the CBD and the Indian Ocean.
element have been working with DevelopmentWA on the Montario Quarter project for over four years. This involvement has included development of a Place Activation Strategy, Public Art Masterplan and Strategy, and the procurement of public art across the development.
Following endorsement of the Public Art Strategy and Masterplan, authored by element, we procured a well-known WA artist to deliver an iconic statement artwork for Montario Quarter. The work is located within a reserve area, situated close to remnant bushland. Understanding the site complexities including liaison with Main Roads, Synergy, WaterCorp and DevelopmentWA has been critical in the development of this site-specific artwork.
Alongside this large-scale work, an opportunity was identified for a co-created mural artwork, collaborating with neighbouring Shenton College. This project involved a series of artist led workshops, and on-site training for students, culminating in a 400m long mural along Lemnos Street.
- A collaboratively designed and delivered 400m long mural, revitalising the Lemnos Street interface to Montario Quarter, delivered with Year 10 Shenton College students and local artist Chris Nixon.
What We Delivered
- Liaison and coordination with Shenton College staff and curriculum
- A series of workshops with local artist Chris Nixon and Shenton College students
- A 400m mural along Lemnos Street
- Facilitating procurement of the major artwork including a long list of experienced artists, writing a brief, facilitating concept designs, selection panel meetings, contracting and design development management