Public Art and Urban Design Trail

​​Discover Western Australia’s unique Public Art and Urban Design projects on your next journey with our map.

We have commissioned Public Art / Urban Design on a number of transport infrastructure projects. These artworks contribute to Western Australia’s unique culture and environment, improve way-finding and enhance the travel experience for all road users.

In celebration of these artworks, their artists, and the communities who helped create them, we have designed this interactive map to guide you to each Public Art / Urban Design location.

So whether you call WA home or you’re just passing through, take time to discover some of our inspirational Public Art / Urban Design on your next journey.
 



This page will be updated with new artwork as projects are completed, so be sure to check back regularly.

For further information about Main Roads' Public Art / Urban Design, please email us.

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Attractor

Artist: Gary Aitken

Inspired by the iconic Mandurah ferris wheel, this sculpture comprises floating circles with circular perforations that interact with light to create shadows that
continuously transform the artwork.

The orange and blue colours of the sculpture refer to the sun, water and sky. This colour scheme also creates a visual synergy with the painted retaining
walls, which include a similar palette.

This piece is located on the western side of the interchange and serves as a way finding device from the freeway to the Mandjoogoordap Road.

Species

Artist: Rick Vermey

The artwork consists of two panels - one on the north-east corner of Murdoch Drive and another outside the Murdoch Hospice. The graphically pic-perforated corten steel sheet-metal panels represent a selection of birds, animals, insects and plant species found in the nearby Quenda Wetland environment.

Movement is created as the positioning of the birds seemingly shows them ‘in flight’. Corten steel was chosen for its raw, natural finish, linking it with the natural textures and colours of the adjacent bushland by oxidising to a reddish colour.

Sun Mandala

Artist: Gary Aitken

This applied relief sculptural artwork is inspired by the Mandurah sunset and is based on a geometric mandala design that radiates out from the centre of a two hundred metre long coloured concrete retaining wall.

The wall is located adjacent to a painted artwork on Gordon Road Bridge which has a complementary theme.
Modified: 04 Jan 2017