Gallery by Satterley Public Art

Arts & Culture
The Client
Satterley Property Group
Project Team
Kate Parker
Director / Principal - Arts & Culture
The Project

As part of a joint development partnership with the City of Melville,Satterley is leading the subdivision, masterplanning and redevelopment of the remaining area of the former Carawatha Primary School site. The western side of the site has already been developed by the City of Melville with the completion of bushland area as stage 1 and the award-winning multi-generational Carawatha Park as stage 2.

The third and final stage of the City’s revitalisation project, known by the marketing identity Gallery, is being managed by Satterley to deliver the suburb of Willagee a high-quality residential development that will be a desirable place to live, which also complements the local character and natural surrounds of the areas.

Our Role

element was engaged by Satterley to develop Public Art design guidelines, a Strategy and Masterplan to align with internal policy and place narratives.

The resulting Masterplan identified a major artwork opportunity in the form of an integrated artwork trail.

A curated longlist of artists was provided, followed by facilitation of a selection panel including both Satterley and City of Melville. A preferred artist and concept were selected and contracted to deliver the artwork – a major ground plane based artwork with integrated lighting and furniture elements.

Following installation of the artwork, the work was entered into the 2020 Australian Street Art Awards, where it was awarded the silver medal in the 2020 Best Metropolitan Art category.

Outcomes

The resulting public art, completed in December 2020, is an immersive experience bringing together lighting, painting and integrated artwork with infrastructure items. The artwork was launched with an evening event, featuring a pop-up bar and walking tour of the artwork, accompanied by a recital of apiece of music written for the occasion.

What We Delivered
  • Public Art Design Guidelines, Strategy and Masterplan
  • Curated artist longlist, facilitation of selection panel
  • Artist contracted to developer
  • Completed public artwork
  • Silver medal in the 2020 Best Metropolitan Art category

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