Dreaming of Koala Haven by Karla Dickens
At Goonellabah in Lismore NSW, Lismore City Council and Woolworths were working through a new development and consideration was given to a large blank wall overlooking the youth plaza below. It was decided a wall space 18m x 6m would be dedicated for a site specific public artwork.
Creative Road’s Rebecca Townsend managed an artist selection process with five local artists. Karla Dickens’ Dreaming of a Koala Haven was selected by Council’s Public Art Committee as the preferred concept to activate the skate park and provide a strong visual backdrop to the development. An original artwork was created by the artist which was photographed, printed onto 24 aluminium panels and installed over two days.
Images: Dreaming of a Koala Haven, Karla Dickens (2013) Goonellabah NSW (Photos: Natsky) produced in collaboration with M. Morrison.