A SITE SPECIFIC PUBLIC ARTWORK THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE CHARACTER OF THE DISTRICT AND AIDS WAY-FINDING THROUGH OUT THE SCHOOL.
The artwork promotes the values of the school and encourages a sense of identity in the students and of the site.
Title: After Mondrian
Location: Dongera, West Australia
Client: Dongera District High School
Designer: Jason Hirst
Description: Public Art Illustration Installation
Commissioned for the new Dongara High School, this multi-layered installation is both practical and ephemeral – projecting both the character of the school and offering visual markers for the school’s interior locations to aid way-finding.
The work comprises Mondrian inspired framework filled with exterior-grade panels depicting a wide variety of imagery and textures that convey the site’s identity. Covering 11 walls throughout the school, the panels depict student artwork and aerial photography of the town and pastoral district, along with etched and laser-cut aluminium inserts which lend a tactile variety of surface textures to the design.