Public Art Planters
Quatro Design’s Cylinder planters were recently painted and transformed into public art pieces as part of Tweed Shire Council’s Wollumbin Street Beautification Project.
This project has been funded by the ‘Your High Street’ grant program which focusses on the importance of public spaces as strategic centres to support community and economic recovery in councils across NSW. Wollumbin Street’s public space upgrade is designed for increased pedestrian traffic and community connection and provides a visual link between the town’s entry point, main shopping centre and its arts & heritage precinct.
Local Tweed-based artists from Murwillumbah’s celebrated M|Arts Precinct created beautiful public art pieces using our oversized Cylinder planters as their canvas. Additionally, our Bondi tree ring and Soul seats with timber tops provide areas of rest in the streetscape and offer a convenient vantage point from which to admire the planter artworks.
Acclaimed Aboriginal artist Gloria Gardiner collaborated with Judy Oakenfull and their conceptual theme focussed on the connection between the ancient landscape and now. Judy provided a contemporary landscape background to Gloria’s indigenous style and story overlay.
Local Indigenous artist Michael Philip partnered with Amelia Reid and they took inspiration from the Tweed Valley’s wet season, their conceptual theme and subtle palette evokes the greys and greens of the local region during the rainy season.
The newly revealed street beautification project has created a greener, more welcoming, and vibrant public space.