From 2016-2018 we worked with Lendlease to deliver the Yarrabilba Art Program for precincts 1 and 2 of the Yarrabilba community. Yarrabilba is a Lendlease master-planned community situated approximately 40 kilometers south-east of Brisbane near Logan. The site has an overall area in excess of 2,000 hectares and, once completed (approx. 30 years), will house approximately 45,000 people in over 17,000 dwellings. Yarrabilba, meaning ‘place of song’, is so named by the Aboriginal people of the Yugambeh language group who, before the arrival of Europeans, occupied the area of land between what are now known as the Logan and Albert rivers.
We worked closely with the Yarrabilba Art Advisory Panel, a consultative committee of project team members and stakeholder representatives appointed by Lendlease, to take part in affirming appropriate public art opportunities, artist selection and reviewing developed concepts. We has managed the subsequent design development and commission stages to realise a number of permanent and temporary artwork commissions for the community.
We worked with Lendlease to implement a diverse range of exciting artworks across a whole community planning framework. These commissions, with the help of Lendlease’s Art Advisory Panel, had large benefit to local artists and assisted in creating a public art collection for the community to enjoy and appreciate over a long period of time. Working in partnership with Lendlease, the Logan Art Gallery, and community stakeholders and ourselves, worked to identify and deliver a collection of public artworks that embrace and celebrate Yarrabilba’s landscape and community.
Feature Images: AJ Moller.