Latest News: Woorim Water Tower complete, Bongaree Water Tower next in line!
Following extensive community consultation, a super-sized artwork has now been installed in Woorim, Bribie Island.
The 28 meter tall artwork reflects Bribie Island’s beach culture and the families that have chosen Bribie Island as their home.
The young children playfully running to the shore under the careful watch of a lifesaver capture what may be a typical afternoon at Woorim Beach.
Bongaree Water Tower Installation
Due to wet weather, the installation of Bongaree’s artwork has been rescheduled. The artwork will be installed in June 2018.
Watch our Woorim Water Tower video
About the winning designs
Woorim winning design
This artwork reflects Bribie Island’s beach culture and the families that have chosen Bribie Island as their home.
The young children playfully running to the shore under the careful watch of a lifesaver capture what may be a typical afternoon at Woorim beach.
The Grevillia and Honeyeater in the foreground reflect the flora and fauna of the local area.
Bongaree winning design
'Another world's paradise'
Drawing inspiration from Bribie Island’s marine life and waterways, this artwork depicts the thriving aquatic life that is unique to Bribie Island.
The native turtles that return to Bribie Island each year, the lush seagrass beds beyond its shore and the sunrays shining through the pristine waters, provide a glimpse into the paradise that hides just below the water’s surface.
The artwork aims to bring awareness to the region’s delicate ecosystem and the important balance of humans living in harmony with nature.
About this project
We are commissioning an artwork for both Bongaree and Woorim Water Towers based on a design brief to be created by the people who live, work and play alongside the towers.
The project forms part of our Community Artwork Program which works to reduce graffiti and create high profile community artworks on some of our most prominent sites with the help of local residents.
By working hand in hand with our communities, we have successfully reduced the rate of graffiti on five large water towers and reservoirs.
Our public artworks are designed with input from residents and businesses, to ensure each site celebrates and reflects their local community.
The artworks are installed by a professional public art agency that also specialises in community engagement and youth mentoring.
29 Aug - 10 Sept 2017
Community survey to determine the style, content and theme of the designs.
Sept 2017 - Jan 2018
Unitywater appoints a public art agency and commissions two designs for each tower to meet the community-driven design brief.
Community vote to select one artwork to be painted on each tower.