Taking the gallery into the public realm.
Our expert team have been working with Meriton Group and First Nations Artist, Phyllis Stewart to successfully replicate her gallery artwork into an upscaled version that is ready to be inserted into the public realm at 94 – 104 Epsom Rd, Zetland.
Born at Berry on the South Coast of NSW. Phyllis lived in and around Wreck Bay in the Shoalhaven area and Aboriginal communities all her life. Phyllis has always been interested in arts and crafts and Aboriginal culture and in 2000 she majored in the discipline of weaving, both traditional and contemporary. She now teaches and shares her knowledge of her culture, working in the mediums of shellwork, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Our design team worked closely with Phyllis in replicating her artwork for site application. To achieve the accuracy and detail of the original artwork we used high resolution 3D scanning technology which was then processed, scaled, and reviewed on CAD. We then used 3D printing for each of the individual motifs, which are then hand pained to replicate the colors of the original woven motifs.
The artwork is mounted to a steel frame, which is wrapped in rope, and then strung to create a mesh to align to the original artwork. The final work sits on top of a sandstone clad plinth in a garden bed surrounded by native Australian grasses / other flora.