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.