Reflecting on the making of the Erindale Road underpass with @kardy.kreations  for @mainroadswesternaustralia last year.

There’s so much that goes into a project of this size, with months of designing, community workshops, documentation, inductions, material selection and more before we even get to site!

These projects not only offer opportunities for artists to meaningfully connect with local community, the results are artworks for the public to engage with which weave into the fabric of community… Piquing curiosity, creating conversation, generating a colourful punctuation in the urban landscape and giving joy to many.

The retro colour palette acknowledges the history of the tunnel, while the white energy line replicates the dynamism of life’s journey.

Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo ‘mascots’ invite you inside where you can discover local plant species such as Common Clematis (Clematis pubescens), Cockies Tongues (Templetonia retusa), Coastal Jug
Flowers (Adenanthos cuneatus), Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata), Blue Squill (Chamaescilla corymbose) and the Coral Vine (Kennedia coccinea).

Aboriginal symbols depict the sun for abundance and life; magical rains; community growth; rocks and water holes for our ongoing connection to site; cycles of movement through the seasons. The retro colour palette acknowledges the history of the tunnel, with a white energy line replicating the dynamism of life’s journey. ✨