Dedots project at Wickham Community Hub

Submitted by Paula Hart

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Project

Client: City Of Karratha

Location: Wickham, Australia

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team

Architect

Gresley Abas

Industry Resource

Bas van Bolderen

Redfort Fabrics

Artist

Paula Hart

Client

City of Karratha

Overview

Work in progress. For this walkway at the Wickham Community Hub we are installing an image using the Dutch Redfort Fabric's product Dedots, up the wall and over onto the ceiling of an external walkway.

Goals

DeDots is Redfort Fabric's newest architectural fabric. It starts with a dot. The dot like a pixel. The colourful PC-ASA thermoplastic pixels are mounted on a modularised welded steel framing system, giving the opportunity to create unique images, patterns, colours and surfaces. As the Dedots team like to say, “We will create a canvas on which we can depict the grandest stories of our dreams.” This image of Australian flora in dots above the walkway gives the effect of a dappled light canopy. This is intended to complement the building which uses Swiss Pearl cladding to great effect as stripes. The idea being the Wickham Community Centre is like a shaded safe place within a rugged terrain.

Process

All stakeholders are excited to see the project progressing off the screen and coming to realisation. Installation of the artwork should be completed mid 2020.