Twelve local and Noongar artists will create 19 public art pieces across five new stations on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project - making it the largest art collection commissioned on a METRONET project to date.
The artworks are delivered under the METRONET Public Art Strategy, which aims to celebrate the unique environment of each station, as well as Noongar culture and connection to Country, with the aim of making each station a welcoming area for local communities while supporting opportunities for emerging and established artists.
Find out more about the public art planned for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line on the fact sheet.
A series of graphically overlaid skylights will be featured at each of the five station. These pieces share and honour concepts of aboriginal and non-Aboriginal beliefs and are unique to each station.
Artwork by Marcia McGuire and Penelope Forlano
Metal arbour screens will welcome visitors and commuters to Ellenbrook Station, representing it as a ‘place of looking’ for the Whadjuk Noongar people. Two artists will create screening for the station, one drawing inspiration from Ellenbrook being a ‘place of looking’ and the other paying respect to the natural environment.
Artwork by Marcia McGuire
Artwork by Kambarni
A bright, bold mural will surround the station’s electrical building, representing the Karla Nara Gyinning Bidi (Ellenbrook train track). Bidis represent the seasonal movements of animals and people.
Artwork by Nathan Corunna and Darren Hutchens
Whiteman Park Station
The entry mural will transform the walls around the station entrance with three giant wedge-tailed eagles in flight and abstract swamp and stout paperbark leaves and flowers.
Artwork by Jack Bromell
With images emphasising the ecological and cultural importance of groundwater, this mural will brighten the Drumpellier Drive pedestrian underpass with representation of Bennett Brook stream, traditional Aboriginal pathways and Whiteman Park’s native flora and fauna.
Artwork by Rohin Kickett and Haylee Fieldes (Fieldey)
Two clusters of sculptural freshwater mussels will feature in landscaping around Whiteman Park Station. Connecting Whiteman Park Station to the Freshwater Mussels found in nearby wetlands.
Artwork by Pip Kelly
Four unique sculptural artworks will be positioned in pairs to reflect how Noongar people and families travelled together on Country in search of food and water sources.
Artwork by Peter Farmer and Jason Hirst
Concourse and façade screens
Perforated screens will be located on the concourse of Malaga Station. Two artists will create screens with different inspirations: one communicating Malaga as a place of trading and the other drawing inspiration from the Bankia Tree.
Artwork by Marcia McGuire
Artwork by Marj Datodi
Feature screens at Noranda Station will use abstract and bold shapes to celebrate the area’s New Holland Honey Eater, Flooded Gum and Moonah trees.
Artwork by Kyle Highes-Odgers
Artist impression of facade screens at Noranda Station entrance
Colourful banksia and wetland-themed murals reflect the native flora and fauna of nearby Lightening Swamp.
Artwork by Melski + Lilsiski
Arrival statement pieces
Three site-specific statement pieces will to form a bold arrival statement at Morley Station. The blade wall, perforated screens and balustrade will represent Morley’s historical significance while acknowledging the new space of the train station.
Artwork by Haylee Fieldes (Fieldey)
Artist impression of Morley Station featuring blade wall and perforated screens