Civic Centre West Torrens SA 1993

A new civic centre was added to the old council chambers with the challenge of presenting a convincing and integrated connection. Artworks were given a major role. Opportunities appropriate to the identity and public image of the new Civic Centre were defined. Visual connections between the old building and the new, the history of the area and its contemporary public image were made a feature of the commissioned works. A collaborative process was conducted between the clients, artists and architects and the developed concepts were commissioned and then implemented. The West Torrens Public Art Collection was started by Margaret Worth with a selection based on the theme of labour, reflecting the tradition of the community.

Artist-Designer Team: Janette Moore, Bronia Iwanczuk, Martin Corbin, Craig Andrae, Architectural Glass, Dr. Linda Marie Walker. Margaret Worth, as Artist Director + ArtsTeam Co-ordinator, collaborated with Walter Brooke & Associates architects.

The project was assisted with funds from state and local governments and won a Royal Institute of Architects Commendation for Art and Architecture.

West Torrens Civic Centre entrance with 'Guardian Stone of Good Government'.
West Torrens Civic Centre SA, Exterior Entrance, 1993
‘Guardian Stone of Good Government’ making reference to the earlier architecture of the old Council Chambers and carrying the symbols for justice, compassion, wisdom, prudence and concord.
West Torrens Civic Centre SA, 'Guardian Stone of Good Government', 1993
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West Torrens Civic Centre SA, 'Guardian Stone of Good Government', 1993
West Torrens Civic Centre: Interior
West Torrens Civic Centre: Interior
West Torrens Civic Centre: Interior
West Torrens Civic Centre, SA 1993
West Torrens Civic Centre:
West Torrens Civic Centre SA, Interior Entrance, 1993
West Torrens Civic Centre
West Torrens Civic Centre SA, 1993



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