Client: City of Stirling
When: Feb 2019 & 2020
Brief: City of Stirling asked Fieldey to create custom 'drop-in' trucker painting workshops for their popular Sunset Veranda venue during Fringe World Festival. The idea was for it to add value to the beautiful beach-side venue and give kids and parents a fun, free experience.
Outcome: Fieldey and her team facilitated multiple 3-hour 'drop-in' style free workshops. Participants ranged from small children, to the young-at-heart and everyone could choose from four different coloured trucker caps and we provided all the paint pens and pencils needed to create custom masterpieces that participants could wear with pride and take home afterward. There was also an option for participants to bring their own surfboards and skateboards to paint at the same time.
The kids were thrilled to be able to create a custom piece of art that they could then wear to school and impress their friends. The looser 'drop-in' style of the workshop also allowed for it to reach more participants (up to 50 in two hours) and it meant that any age and attention-span could be accommodated.
Client: Safety Bay Senior High
When: June 2018 and March 2019
Brief: Safety Bay Senior High School asked Fieldey to facilitate two student assisted murals across two years to help beautify the school and engage the students. The first mural in 2018, was created to coincide with the school’s 40th Anniversary and the second painted in 2019, was designed to promote ‘The Arts’.
Outcome: Two large walls were picked for the murals and Fieldey worked with art teacher Tracey Sharpe, and two groups of selected year 8 to 10 students. The project started with an initial concept brainstorming workshop, where Fieldey worked with the students to come up with ideas for the mural concept. Utilising those ideas, Fieldey created a professional concept which was approved by the school.
A second skills building workshop followed on, and Fieldey taught the students painting techniques to build their skills and confidence before a final full-day painting session where students painted the wall.
Fieldey and Tracey finished the murals to a professional standard the day after.
Client: Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre
When: November 2016
Brief: Fieldey was commissioned to be the chief facilitator and muralist for a collaborative project between Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre and Melville Senior High. The project was to produce a high-quality mural on a large 30m exterior wall of the shopping centre incorporating the skills of a Melville Senior High Year 11 design class. The mural theme needed to respond to the natural surrounds of the area and involve bright colouring and an eye-catching narrative.
Outcome: The students, along with two art teachers, Ali Blackwell and Jenna Antoniolli, contributed to the patterning while Fieldey painted the realistic bird life and oversaw the entire project. Painting of the mural took three days in addition to an in-school ideas-building workshop with the year 11 students at Melville Senior High.
The length of the wall is 30 by 2.5 metres and the theme explored the Nyoongar seasonal calendar and features local bird species such as the crow, galah and ibis.
This project was a great example of how a shopping centre can integrate and involve the community while still receiving a professional-level finished mural.