Urban Art Projects

Taking a trip down memory lane.

Urban Art Projects

Along an 80m stretch beneath Brisbane’s inner Northern Busway runs the Bowen Bridge Porphyry Wall, a heritage listed stone wall that also forms part of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).

This became the site for an architecturally integrated screen artwork which unlocks the historical significance of the area and activates the
transit environment for pedestrians and vehicles.

TRANSLATED ILLUSTRATIONS FROM SKETCHES BY MANDY RIDLEY.

Saying it with style.

Local artist Mandy Ridley sourced names and colonial style lettering from the RBWH’s donor boards to develop a highly decorative typographical screen which references the Porphyry Wall both in its formalized structure and in its colouring.

FULL DIGITAL LAYOUT OF FILE READY FOR FABRICATION.

Laying it all out.

My role for the project involved document and file setup for the fabrication in anodized laser-cut aluminum, to allow the screen to have a depth of colour and allows sensitive integration with the weathered surface of the stonework

Iconic images from the history and geography of the site were overlaid in silver anodized aluminum which reflects different qualities of light
in daylight hours.

Bringing it full circle.

Once the artwork was installed, it offered an accessible way to engage with local heritage in a beautiful contemporary interpretation that has already become a landmark in Brisbane’s transport infrastructure.


2010 - Regional Commendation – Brisbane – Art and Architecture Australian Institute of Architects.