Westmead Redevelopment Project Artworks

New Artworks for Westmead Hospital Redevelopment

The River

Work by Danie Mellor
Infrared photography Parramatta River, manipulated images fabricated in Laminex Fusion
Location Main Entry
Size 60 meters

Concept for the front entry wall


Gumadagu Gurang

Place of the Ancestors

Main entry, soffit under the Innovation Center

Gumadagu Gurang is a project that celebrates place and the Aboriginal knowledge of the night sky

Artwork by a group of Darug Elders and artists Aunty Edna Watson, Leanne Watson, Leanne Tobin, Rhiannon Wright, Shay Tobin, working in collaboration with Astrophysicist Ray Norris, to reflect the Aboriginal knowledge of the night sky


The art work ready for creating the final fabricated work


Tree Full of Life

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

Drawing reproduced in metal

Location Foyer Atrium Main Entry

13.5 meter high work fabrication by Specialbuild

Memory Vessels


Heidi Axelsen, Hugo Moline, Jamie Eastwood and Dean Kelly

The starting point for Memory Vessel is the Nawi, the predominant form of watercraft transport throughout the harbour, rivers and creeks used by the people of Greater Sydney. For this project a set of Nawi were made again in the same way they always have been, using bark of the gum tree, the same tree whose leaves are used in the ceremonial smoking pit nearby.


Jamie Eastwood giving an explanation of the meaning of the canoe materials


Nicole Monks

Metal and Wood

Mudinga, captures the moment a spear hits the water creating the sense you're in the water as the spear bursts through the surface, generating a ripple effect and sending fish scurryin.

Level 1 Cultural Gathering Place Garden



Fluid Regeneration: Parramatta Wanderings

Antoina Aitken

Original artwork ink and watercolour on paper 2019
Enlarged from original and digital printed on to wall vinyl
The works are in various lounges and waiting rooms across 7 Levels of the new Westmead Hospital CSB Building


Parramatta Wanderings: Paperbark 1
Standing strong on the Paramatta river lands, the ancient paperbarks have witnessed great change. As a child I would peel pieces of bark from the trunk and brush the velvet skin against my cheek. I wanted to capture the flow and caress of the river through the movement of paperbark leaves. Many species of the Myrtaceae family have important material and medicinal properties. The local Darug and Dharawal communities use the prickly-leaved paperbark (Melaleuca styphelioides) for its antiseptic oils to treat colds, flu and infections


View the images selected for exhibition and for final judging of the winner of the competition here The selected works are to be installed in the new Westmead Hospital Building in 2020

Friday, 27. November 2020 01:55:31 PM

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