Thomas Road Roundabout Artwork

Arts & Culture
The Client
Main Roads and City of Kwinana
Project Team
Kate Parker
Director / Principal - Arts & Culture
Tegan Patrucco
Senior Consultant - Arts & Culture
The Project

Part of Main Road’s Thomas Road Duplication and Safety Improvement project involves the widening of the road between Kwinana Freeway and Bombay Boulevard, including the installation of a new major roundabout. In line with major infrastructure projects of a similar nature, Main Roads has committed to commissioning a major artwork as part of this project, partly funded by City ofKwinana. The new roundabout has been earmarked as the preferred location for this work.

There is also an important cultural context to be considered in the development of this work – with the neighbouring site recently revealing significant Noongar artefacts and remains. For this reason, it can be understood that the site has a significant in Noongar culture, which must be acknowledged in the commissioned artwork. This is an excellent opportunity to acknowledge Noongar culture and significance authentically and meaningfully in Western Australia, with the potential to set a new benchmark for projects of this nature.

Our Role

element have recently been appointed as the preferred consultant to manage the procurement and delivery of this significant artwork. We will be facilitating an Expression of Interest process to local Noongar artists, using a best practice model, and will work closely with the shortlisted artists to assist in the development of site-specific designs.

Outcomes

Check back soon as this project progresses.

What We Delivered

Check back soon as this project progresses.

Related Projects

Karratha Walgu Park Mural
City of Armadale Public Art Procurement
Town of Port Hedland Public Art Strategy