Gallery, Carawatha Village

Arts & Culture
The Client
Satterley Property Group
Project Team
Kate Parker
Associate - 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 two major artwork opportunities: a standalone sculpture and an integrated artwork trail. The City voluntarily contributed 50% of the artwork budgets, allowing for two significant works.

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 artworks.


The resulting public art, due for completion December 2020, is an immersive experience bringing together lighting, painting and integrated artwork with infrastructure items.

In order to deliver a fully integrated artwork outcome, significant work was undertaken aligning key stakeholders on a unified vision for the precinct. The preferred concept design was selected unanimously, demonstrating the value of this process. The artist has since been invited to extend their scope, to allow for further integration and public art outcomes across the development.

Due to the integrated nature of the artwork, approval was required from multiple City teams, including traffic, landscape and arts officers. Appropriate lux levels, traffic requirements, slip ratings and disability access were considered, and an approval from the City achieved.

The final artwork is engaging and dynamic, encouraging locals to explore the development and surrounds. The work has recently been nominated for a an Australian Street Art Award.

What We Delivered
  • Public Art Design Guidelines, Strategy and Masterplan
  • Curated artist longlist, facilitation of selection panel
  • Artist contracted to developer

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