New Midland Station Public Art
“After more than 50 years, Midland Station will have a new home bringing it closer to the heart of the Midland Town Centre. The new station location will improve connections to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus, while maintaining the railway’s central role to enhance work opportunities and community life in the area” – METRONET.
Overlayed with heritage interpretation, architectural design and landscape, the public art at the New Midland Station has the potential to enhance sense of place, facilitate connections, and reflect community values.
In the context of Midland, public art is particularly meaningful. The community here is highly creative, serviced by cultural groups such as Midland Junction Arts Centre, the previous Midland Railway Workshops Furniture Studios, and the City of Swan’s own cultural programming.
Surrounding stakeholders and landowners, including the City of Swan, DevelopmentWA (previously LandCorp), and St John of God Healthcare, have recognised the value investment into public art has – increasing visitation, reflecting identity, and creating a welcoming precinct. As a result, the public art at Midland Station will be a focus for community and stakeholders alike, with an expectation that this is delivered in line with a best practice approach.
The proximity to the Midland Railway Workshops, a place of hands-on fabrication, and the connection to the river, and a meaningful location for the Whadjuk Noongar people, result in a place of many stories and deeply embedded themes.
The public art component to the Station has the potential to draw these threads together, creating tangible outputs for the community to own and take pride in.
As an integral part of the Midland Junction Alliance (McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia, and BG&E), element will be delivering services relating to place-making, planning, urban design, heritage, Aboriginal engagement, and public art.
Working closely with the design team, a series of priority public artworks have been analysed and detailed in the Preliminary Public Art Plan. These align with the METRONET Public Art Strategy objectives and typologies and consider PTA requirements in terms of network and infrastructure, reducing ongoing maintenance and management of these assets in the long term.
Check back soon as this project progresses.
What We Delivered
- Input into the successful bid
- Preliminary Public Art Plan
- Check back soon for more information on what we have delivered for the New Midland Station.