Client: Public Transport Authority, Right Track and the City of Kalamunda
When: Sept 2021
Brief: Create a high quality, long-lasting artwork to cover a 2.6.m-high, 38m-long, curved section of wall on Ibis Place in High Wycombe, near the new High Wycombe train station. The segmented concrete block wall surrounds an electrical substation and will be seen by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles accessing the station precinct.
The design of the artwork will be guided by the themes the Youth Art Members identified in an initial planning workshop.
Outcome: Artwork themes were identified by a group of young people from the Right Track program. The themes were: connection, Kalamunda, flora and fauna, in particular Black Cockatoos, Jacarandas and Kangaroos.
Taking these themes on board Fieldey created a dynamic design the evokes the commuter rail journey from working in the city, which is filled with stark geometric shapes (left hand side of wall) which morphs into the organic forms and realistic animals of the hills (right). The animals represent the commuters on their journey home from work, morphing across the wall from geometric city animals into realistic animals. As the wall is curved, it must be walked around to be experienced and the artwork unfolds, like the landscape, as seen from a train.
Part of the mural was painted as a community “paint-by-number” day by the participants of the Right Track program.
A high-quality "making of" movie was also created by Fieldey and her team.
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.