Community sets design brief for Woorim, Bongaree water tower artworks

Not-for-profit art agency Street Art Murals Australia has been selected to design and paint the Woorim and Bongaree water towers as part of Unitywater’s Community Artwork Program.


Throughout August and September, residents and businesses of Bribie Island had their say on the artworks’ style and theme through a community survey. 


The majority (57%) of respondents called for a realistic or photo-realistic style of artwork and 60% of respondents stated they would prefer the design to draw attention to the towers.


Some of the most popular themes for the designs were nature, wildlife and environment, Bribie Island’s beaches, culture and history.


Unitywater Community Relations Specialist Kate Cash said the survey results coupled with further community consultation would now guide the development of the artworks.


“Over the next few months we will be working with the artists, the community and Moreton Bay Regional Council to develop two concepts for each tower,” she said.


“Early next year, we'll invite residents and business operators of Bribie Island to choose which design should be painted on each tower through a public vote."


Street Art Murals Australia Project Coordinator Emilly Pettit said their team will commence design development this month.


“We’re really excited to come up with some designs that celebrate the local area, based on the community’s ideas,” Ms Pettit said.  


“It’s not very often artists have the opportunity to create not one, but two, artworks of this scale in such a community-driven way.”


Two design concepts will be developed for each tower and will be presented to the community for a vote in early 2018.


The final two designs will be painted between April 2018 and June 2018.


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Photos:  Woorim and Bongaree Water Towers

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