Transforming Baldivis with public art
The Baldivis Shopping Centre, in the heart of the growing area of Baldivis, is transforming through a $116m redevelopment by Stockland, planned to open mid-2015.
The Shopping Centre will become a social and community hub for the local community, complementing the new neighbouring Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, and providing residents and workers with new shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
Following the completion of the Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre Place Activation Plan, Place Match delivered the ‘#wallsandmalls Public Art Project’ – the Centre’s first public art project and the first of its kind for Stockland nationally.
The project involved the commissioning of acclaimed multidisciplinary artists Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Beastman (Brad Eastman) to create two large murals for the community that reflects Baldivis and the theme of ‘connections: uniting people, place and environment’.
The artists also visited the local high school to talk with students and have an information session about life as an artist and the process of creating art in the public realm.
Our role included:
Creative place making is not just about delivering creative projects, but rather delivering a lasting cultural, economic, social and environmental impact.
A key focus on local youth engagement encouraged ownership and discussion within the local community, with the artists collaborating to provide a unique public artwork that engages, inspires reflects the local identity.
Although this project was delivered in a short timeframe, it will have a lasting effect and connection with the community and broader exposure for the Stockland Baldivis Centre through its online promotion.