Innovative outdoor gallery installed in Bassendean

Published on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 at 2:43:50 PM

Emerging artists from Cyril Jackson Senior Campus have shared their talents in a unique outdoor digital gallery, using a mix of visual art and sound to provide a sensory experience for the community.

The project began as a ‘Green Trail’ along the Midland Railway Principal Shared Path (PSP) to help improve conditions for people using the pathway by providing shade and to combat the urban heat island effect.

Seeing an opportunity to make it more engaging, the Town of Bassendean collaborated with local artists and Cyril Jackson students to bring this portion of the PSP to life, resulting in a digital mixed media gallery that is accessed via mounted QR codes staggered along the path.

Mayor Kath Hamilton was impressed by the quality of the work,

“It is just wonderful that the Town can provide a platform for emerging local artists to be renumerated and showcase their art in a public setting, activating a space such as this for years to come. It’s a great example of how the Town continues to execute collaborative community projects.”

The students, supervised by professional artists Steve Berrick and Marie Molloy, drew on local history, archival images, and stories to produce works in response to the location.

These original works were then paired with a complementary soundscape created by artist Mei Swan Lim providing a sensory experience as you walk along the path.

This project is a permanent installation and can be found between First and Third Avenue, on Railway Parade Bassendean, just remember to bring your phone and headphones.

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