Casuarina Square's Art Walk at The Quarter

Art, The Quarter
Yirrikipayi (Crocodile) Design | Karina Coombes
Yirrikipayi is a Tiwi term for ‘crocodile’ and for ‘crocodile dance’ in particular, marking the ceremonial and ancestral origins of the Yirrikipayi (Crocodile) Design for this mural. The design originates in a painting by Tiwi artist Karina Coombes and is a Dreaming belonging to her great grandmother. 
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What is Art Walk?
The GPT Group (GPT) appreciates the role that public art can play in animating the urban and retail environment, providing a source of visual delight and inquiry and reinforcing the bonds of place and community. In this spirit, a number of sites for public art were earmarked as part of the development of The Quarter, with a brief to focus on commissioning local and/or Top End artists.
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Impressions of Darwin | Alison Dowell
Impressions of Darwin celebrates cultural diversity and unity. It draws on Dowell’s previous, smaller scaled Tin Lids (2015) work in which a number of square shaped vintage tea canister lids were painted indigo and assembled in a loose grid. The tin lids reference Dowell’s ancestry in the Docklands of London. For Dowell, the lids are an expression of cultural origin (‘tin lids’ being Cockney slang for ‘kids’) as well as cultural and material exchange.
 
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Inheritance | Joel Mitchell
The prototype for Inheritance emerged from Joel Mitchell’s graduate exhibition at Charles Darwin University, 2014, in which he presented a range of wood sculptures based on local seedpod forms. Included among these was a sculpture based on waterlily seedpods complete with three seedpod forms on salvaged metal stems, rising from a salvaged metal lilypad base. The wood had also been salvaged from Darwin’s hinterland in accordance with the artist’s conservationist ethos and the ideas of regeneration and sustainability inherent in the work.
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Icon | Wayan Wirawan
Icon is a saltwater crocodile made from 80 separate pieces of fibreglass. Wirawan made Icon as part of his response to the 2015 Indonesian-Top End Artists’ Camp run by the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), and culminating with the Cruise Control exhibition at NCCA (2016).
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Milngiyawuy (Milky Way Dreaming) | Jamie Wanambi
The work for The Quarter is based on Wanambi’s design for a lamp in the form a miniature Larrakitj (memorial pole) depicting the Milngiyawuy (Milky Way) story. This is the Manggalili clan version of the story through Jamie’s mother, Naminapu. Ancestral beings, the Guwak men surrendered themselves to the stars from the Milngiya River and can be seen as the voids within the Milky Way today. 
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Vertical Village Living | Bill Davies
Vertical Village Living belongs to Davies’ recent body of work though a much larger canvas, at over seven square metres. It is at a scale comparable with some of his signwriting work. Vertical Village Living mirrors the bold and bright signage found throughout Casuarina Square and also references the fact that Davies has previously produced signage at the shopping centre. 
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Opening hours
The Quarter | Open 7 days until late
Regular trading hours
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 5.30pm
Fri - 9am - 9pm
Sat - 9am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 3pm
Location
Casuarina Square
247 Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: 08 8920 2345