PUBLIC ART /
art + landscape-infrastructure
Client: City Design, Brisbane City Council
Artists: Elizabeth Woods, Natalie Billing
Brecknock Consulting was engaged by City Design, a division of Brisbane City Council, to curate and project manage the artwork commissions for Burnett Lane. Burnett Lane, which runs parallel to Queen Street Mall between Albert and George Streets in Brisbane’s CBD, was the first laneway to be rejuvenated as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Vibrant Laneways initiative.
Key objectives for the Burnett Lane artwork program were to deliver a series of works within the laneway which encouraged pedestrians into the lane, had a site specific response, reflected existing qualities and history, and contributed to a distinctive identity for the lane. The resulting artworks included a road/bitumen treatment along the length of the lane, by artist Elizabeth Woods and a temporary work on one of the building facades, created by Natalie Billing. Both of the artworks drew inspiration from the Lane’s namesake J C Burnett who was one of Brisbane’s earliest surveyors. Photo credit: pavement photographs courtesy of Elizabeth Woods.