Brett Whiteley Place
North Sydney Council, 2015
An understanding of the way in which history and culture are recorded within the landscape can foster a strong and lasting conneciton of people with place.
ARTSCAPE was engaged by North Sydney Council to prepare a public art approach and thematic framework for Brett Whiteley Place, an important public space in North Sydney CBD.
Brett Whiteley Place offers workers and residents a place of respite within the CBD context. OCULUS were tasked with creating a range of spaces with different functions.
ARTSCAPE developed a number of principles, based on the life and work of Brett Whiteley, which informed the landscape approach.
01. a blank canvas... calm + textured.....a gently undulating landscape
02. a moment of turmoil + turbulence...twisting + turning
03. interrupting the calm and arranging urban interventions
04. creating plinths for art, events + city life to unfold
The dedication of the space to Brett Whitely required a well considered public art approach.
As part of the plan, a Brett Whiteley Egg Totem Sculpture is proposed to take pride of place at the intersection of a series of spaces. Proposed as a tall and bold statement,
the work commands that all materials, finishes, view lines, pedestrian desire lines, performance spaces and other artistic / design gestures in close proximity are considered in light of its presence.
North Sydney Council
Public Art Vision