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Mark Welsh is the Creative Director for Fabrik – Interpretation and Design.

For the past 15 years Mark has been running the multi-award winning business, Fabrik – Interpretation and Design. Fabrik specialises in hertiage interpretation, public art, site strategy and project management; fabrication and installation, including public exhibitions / artwork to high specifications using a variety of materials and fabrication techniques. This includes three dimensional, stand-alone sculptural forms, large scale two dimensional artworks, museum design and interior fit-out, and the enhancement of existing architectural assets and infrastructure to arts initiatives.
I look to interact and occupy – experience and engage, says Mark. “These are qualities I embrace in my personal life and is what pushes me to expand my boundaries and hopefully turn out contemporary, interesting work – the creation of sustainable business ideas with a human / arts focus.”



Mark Welsh


1994: A.Dip Art & Design, West Australian School of Art and Design


2021: WA Museum Boola Bardip
‘Winner’ – 2021 Museum and Galleries National Award (MAGNA)
Category – Permanent Exhibition / Gallery Fitout, Level 4
Fabrik involvement – Design of Reflections Gallery

2021: Armadale and a World at War
‘Highly Commended’ – 2021 Museum and Galleries National Award (MAGNA)
Category – Permanent Exhibition / Gallery Fitout, Level 2

2019: Ellensbrook at Mokidup – Heritage Site Interpretation
‘Highly Commended’ – 2019 Museum and Galleries National Award (MAGNA)
Category – Interpretation, Learning and Audience Engagement

2018: Small Court House, Big Stories
‘Highly Commended’ – 2018 Museum and Galleries National Award (MAGNA)
Category – Permanent Exhibition / Gallery Fitout

2017: Gallop House
‘Finalist’ – 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards
Category – ‘Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place’

2015: Tranby House
‘Highly Commended’ – 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards
Category – ‘Interpretation Projects’

2014: Lynton Heritage Centre
‘Winner’ – 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards
Category – ‘Outstanding Interpretation Project that Enhances a Place’


Creative Consultant
Interpretation Designer
Public Artist
Visual Artist
Art Director
Project Management


2019: Fremantle Round House – Site Interpretation

2019: History House – Permanent Exhibition Design and Installation

2019: State Library of Western Australia – Temporary Exhibition Design

2019: Wireless Hill – Temporary Exhibition Design and Installation

2018: Fremantle Prison – Temporary Exhibition Design and Installation

2018: Ellensbrook at Mokidup – Site Interpretation, Wayfinding and Museum Fitout

2018: Heathcote Cultural Precinct – Interpretation and Wayfinding Report 

2018: History House – Temporary Exhibition Design and Fitout

2017: Perth Stadium – State Sports Memorabilia Collection

2017: History House, Armadale – Museum Design

2017: Wireless Hill – Museum Design

2017: Midland – Wroxton Heights – Public Artwork

2017: Supreme Court Gardens – Old Court House Law Museum Stage 4/5

2017: City of Cockburn – Coogee Live Festival – Brand Identity

2016: Mandurah Foreshore – Public Artwork 

2016: Corpus Christi College – Public Artwork

2016: Broome – Shinju Fringe Festival – Brand Identity

2016: Broome – Shinju Matsuri. Festival of the Pearl – Brand Identity

2016: Harrisdale Community College – Series of Public Artworks

2015: Perth Children’s Hospital – Inter-Active Hive Wall

2015: Perth Children’s Hospital – Reed Lighting

2015: Supreme Court Gardens – Old Court House Law Museum Stage 3

2014: Maylands – Tranby House – Museum Entry Statement

2014: Albany – Old Farm, Strawberry Hill – Museum Display

2014: Supreme Court Gardens – Old Court House Law Museum Stage 2

2013: Supreme Court Gardens – Old Court House Law Museum Stage 1

2013: Heathcote Cultural Centre – Permanent Museum Display

2012: Northampton Historical Society – Lynton Heritage Trail Interpretation Centre

2012: Dongara District High School – Public Artwork

For the past 15 years I have been successfully running the award-winning business, Fabrik – Interpretation and Design. Fabrik specialises in the design, project management, fabrication and installation of interpretive public works and heritage spaces to high specifications. Above are some of my more recent projects over the past 5 years.

I work hard at developing a great result all along the design, manufacture and installation process. With a regimented, hands-on project management style and a strong knowledge of design strategy, requirements and materials, I have the ability to bring multi-faceted projects into fruition. Strong communication skills are essential to achieve a successful outcome. I pride myself on the ability to collaborate with a client rather than ‘work for them’. With this more generous approach a greater outcome can be achieved with a larger sense of pride and achievement for all involved.

All installation opportunities performed for Fabrik are completed by registered and licensed operators. I have taken years finding the best specialist manufacturers that have the vision and skills to work to the highest specification. This extended team consists of trained and up to date professionals that have the reputation to meet the high specifications for the work we do.

The underlying desire at Fabrik is to not only work on exciting arts projects but also to push what can be achieved; to explore the human condition and play with perception. I aim to surprise and entertain, not just for the benefit for our stakeholders but because I love what I do. I look to inform and inspire; occupy and engage. Aspects of living I find valuable in my personal life. It’s what keeps me pushing the boundaries and turning out new and interesting work.


As well as my design practice I also pursue a fine art, painting practice. Mostly figurative, the works explore points in time; fragments of a larger picture. They are snapshots that question what we perceive to be normal and ordinary, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusion. My work speaks of an everyday existence yet aims to hint at the magical undertones apparent in all life. I began exhibiting in 2000 and have since been involved in a number of group shows and solo exhibitions.

I find my fine art practice allows for a wider creative perspective and informs me conceptually throughout all my work. This practice also extends to teaching roles for art department staff and students at colleges around the metro area. The aim is to inspire students in their work and discuss working opportunities with-in the arts.

 Exhibition History

Nov 2019: The Varandah Residencies. Early Work Gallery, Fremantle

Apr 2019: Inside My Mind. National Media Launch, Geraldton

Oct 2018: Brilliant; Undercurrent. Moores Gallery, Fremantle

Mar 2017: Brilliant; Home. Moores Gallery, Fremantle

Apr 2016: Fate. TOTM Gallery, Northbridge

Mar 2015: Alien. Moores Gallery, Fremantle

Mar 2014: Unmasked. Moores Gallery, Fremantle

Nov 2013: Animal Instinct (Solo) Square Peg

Mar 2011: Wood Street Frontage. Wood Street

Jan 2009: Extricate. Moores Gallery, Fremantle

Mar 2007: Gener8. Vancoover Art Centre – Albany

Feb 2007: Photocopy. Little Creatures

Nov 2006: Depth-Gauge (Solo) Heathcote Gallery

Sept 2006: St. Hilda’s Art Award Group St.

Dec 2005: Presence. Lime Gallery

Sept 2005: Pole Art. Mosman Park Arts Foundation

Sept 2005: Made in WA. LeftBank Hotel

Sept 2004: UnderTones (Solo) Lime Gallery

Oct 2003: Jetsom Group WA Maritime Museum – TEG

Mar 2002: Trees. Moores Building

Aug 2000: Ripples in the Matrix. Pakenham Gallery