Public Art Installations

Cairns Regional Council:
Shields Street Heart re-development 2016

Yarrabah artists, Philomena Yeatman, Edna Anbrym and Valmai Pollard were selected to produce designs and artworks for reformation as a major public mosaic art works on Shields Street, Cairns. This exciting public art opportunity was a mammoth undertaking over 12 months, and is the first major public art installation to proudly represent any artist of Yarrabah.

The task: To translate flat designs of local Indigenous (Yarrabah) artist’s paintings into 3-D mosaic art low walls, and install these in the central CBD of Cairns.

Our scope: Together with our alliance partner, Artistic Solutions Group, we digitally scaled and reproduced 3-D imagery from the six canvas artworks provided by the artists. We adapted and expanded the imagery to fit and curve around the unusually shaped, long walls. We worked closely with the Yarrabah artists and their representative, to ensure the integrity of their artwork was maintained in the translation – a cultural commitment we were proud to serve. We handled project management of the installation of the mosaic artwork, and liaised with Council throughout the 12 month period.

The results: These images speak for themselves! Our client was absolutely delighted with our performance and with the final results. Click through to our Testimonials page to read their feedback on this project.