Local artist to create public art in Community Piazza

Visual artist, Chris Nixon, is set to create public artworks in the Willetton Sports Precinct.

His abstract, bold, playful and colourful concept will feature on:

  • a mural
  • streetscape paving
  • skateboard safety screens in the new street skate plaza
  • outdoor artworks in the Community Piazza.

Chris drew on his lifelong connection to the Willetton Basketball Association and the area of Willetton to develop a concept that speaks to the theme of inclusivity, health, wellbeing and community.



Design
Inspired by the contours of the Paperbark tree, Chris has used abstract lines to reimagine the site in its natural state and balance this with abstract shapes and patterns to represent the movement of sport.
 
Colour
Blue is a colour that most of the sports clubs located in Willetton Sports Precinct have in common, so there is a direct reference to blue in various shades in the design. The use of colour and the contouring inspired by the Paperbark tree extends from the paving streetscape to artwork elements and structures to link together areas and encourage interaction and flow through the Piazza.

Chris will further develop his artistic concept with input from local schools early next year.
 
The public artwork project in the Willetton Sports Precinct Community Piazza is scheduled to be complete by May 2021.

Southern car park works 

We’re adding 20 new bays to the southern car park in the Willetton Sports Precinct.
 
When: Tuesday 17 November – Friday 20 November, 7am – 3pm (weekdays only)

Key info:

  • The construction area will be fenced off and will cause minimal disruption to Precinct users.
  • The skate park will remain open. 
  • Car bay line marking will be updated and directional line markings will be maintained.

 

You can view FAQs here


New skate plaza final design 

A new, integrated skate plaza that is suitable for pedestrians, skateboarders and scooters and bike riders is coming to Willetton in June 2021. 

extraMile by Integranet