James Cattell, Lyn Kinder-Dickson, Joanne Croke, Tim Jones, Susan Toole and Adrian Gemelli
Glazed ceramic and concrete paving with metal, glass and found objects
Bourke Street Mall
This work is installed through the central area of Bourke Street Mall. The area has been repaved to incorporate 395 artist-designed tiles. James Cattell and Lyn Kinder-Dickson created 50 screen-printed tiles depicting people in everyday situations. Susan Toole embedded familiar objects into 45 concrete tiles and incorporated text in several languages. Adrian Gemelli fabricated 100 abstract-patterned tiles, using a variety of techniques and materials. And Tim Jones and Joanne Croke assembled 200 coloured concrete tiles embedded with ceramic and glass. This collaborative work aims to enrich the environment and inform passers-by of its history and use. It also aims to humanise the space.
The City of Melbourne commissioned the work in 1992 as part of its Percent for Art Program.