Swallowcliffe Schools, Davoren Park SA 1996

A project for the redevelopment and upgrading of two schools and their communities, to improve pride in local public identity and reduce vandalism. The project required a responsive and collaborative process, undertaken between the design professionals, the staff, the students and their extended families. Art for art’s sake was seen as inappropriate in this context. Instead, art and design works were developed with the communities, inside and outside the schools. Their sense of place and identity was then integrated throughout the design for infrastructure and amenities. The project won national and state awards including the national Sir Zelman Cowen Award for best new public building in Australia, the national Community Environment Art and Design Award, Civic Trust Award and BHP Award among others.

Artists Team: Julie Blyfield, Martin Corbin, Marijana Tadic, Greg Johns, Louise Haselton, Andrew Stock. Margaret Worth, as Art Projects Director + Artist Team Co-ordinator, collaborated with Patricia Les, architect SACON.

Swallowcliffe Schools: School entrance
Swallowcliffe Schools: School entrance
Swallowcliffe Schools
Swallowcliffe Schools, internal security area fence.
Swallowcliffe Schools:
Swallowcliffe Schools, exterior entrance gateway & corridor, architect Patricia Les, artist-designer Margaret Worth
Swallowcliffe Schools: Paving design.
Swallowcliffe Schools: Paving design.
Clay pavers, concrete inlay.
Swallowcliffe Schools: shadow play
Swallowcliffe Schools: shadow play, security area fence.
Galvanized steel + powder-coated steel.
Swallowcliffe Schools: Security area fence
Swallowcliffe Schools: Security area fence
Galvanized steel + powder-coated steel.
Swallowcliffe Schools: Wild-life Downpipe
Swallowcliffe Schools: Bee rain head & down pipe.
Galvanized steel
Swallowcliffe Schools: Entrance down pipe
Swallowcliffe Schools: Entrance rain head & down pipe
Swallowcliffe Schools: Wild-life Downpipe
Swallowcliffe Schools: Wild-life bird rain head.
Galvanized steel
Swallowcliffe Schools: Community participation
Swallowcliffe Schools: Community participation
Swallowcliffe Schools:
Swallowcliffe Schools, school community consultation.
Swallowcliffe Schools: Corner  fence
Swallowcliffe Schools: Corner fence
Galvanized steel



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