Congratulations to our client Transport for NSW who has been named with Balarinji by Urban Developer as a finalist in the Excellence in Community Engagement category in the 2019 Urban Developer Awards.
The submission was awarded for the best practice community collaboration and engagement approach delivered in two built projects: Mural on North Balgowlah Noise Wall and the Redfern Station improvement works.
Redfern Station improvement works
In November 2018 a new entrance on the corner of Gibbons and Lawson Streets was opened at Redfern Station. Balarinji engaged with the local Redfern community to commission a series of Aboriginal artworks and interpretive elements that reflected the area’s rich Aboriginal heritage and stories.
Balarinji workshopped concepts in collaboration with local artists Dolly Brown, James Simon, Suzy Evans and Adam Hill, plus managed fabrication and installation of the works at the Station.
Mural on North Balgowlah Noise Wall
The new 130 metre contemporary mural on a prominent noise wall in North Balgowlah showcases an artwork developed with Yaegl artist Jessica Birk. Called ‘Shorelines and Storylines’, the work acknowledges local Aboriginal culture and celebrates the connection between land and water within the Balgowlah area.