Hibernian Place Public Art
/design intent “Activate the connection between Hibernian Place and Hay Street in East Perth with something local and engaging”
Rone (Tyrone Wright), one of Australia’s most revered street artists, travels the globe, painting large-scale murals throughout the world. This, his first major work to be commissioned in Perth, came about when BCG approached us for an art-based solution to the severe façade of The Westin hotel tower.
In the original design phase, the Westin was to have a building flanking it on the southern side. That didn’t eventuate, so a façade treatment was required post build. We drove a six-month consultation with stakeholders, which included concepts for the side of the building, liaising with possible artists for the project and steering the final outcome in consultation with the artist.
The resulting image is of a West Australian girl who may or may not be recognisable to passers-by. The mural was created over a one-week period, with Rone painting from a swing stage lift and with photo in hand. The process attracted both media and onlookers alike, keen to track his progress. This project was as much an activation as an art consultancy in an exciting new precinct for Perth city.