Drift Seeds

A public space activation project, including anamorphic mural, bike racks and drinking fountain. 2016.

Drift Seeds was comissioned by The City of Onkaparinga to invigorate the space behind The Arts Centre at Port Noarlunga. The site included a large bark chip area of landscaping and faces the popular Becks Bakehouse.

Two large scale murals now speak to eachother across the lawned area - one on the Bakehouse and the other wrapping around The Arts Centre, welcoming visitors to the site. The murals depict bright and friendly objects being carried on ocean waves, just as seeds are carried around the world on ocean currents. Both murals invite people to take photos using the colourful painting as a backdrop, with the location for taking an optical illusion photo painted onto the concrete.

Nautically themed bike racks shaped like seaweed, octopus legs and rope are installed in the paved area opposite the bakery, and a large octopus themed banner holder loops out of the lawn.

The one of a kind sea monster bench and water fountain was made in collaboration with Violet Cooper and is very poular with children.

There is even a fancy bin with one of my designs laser cut into the stainless steel.

The steel fabrication for the bike racks and banner frame was made with the expert assistance of Wades Engineering

This project was a Finalist in the Mainstreet SA Awards.

You can explore the area yourself using Google Earth, and read a little more about this project on Aurelia's blog.