Two lanes within Goulburn’s CBD are getting makeovers.

COLOURFUL: Bradley Eastman with some of his work. He will be using his skills to add more life to Russell Lane. Photo by Billy Zammit.
COLOURFUL: Bradley Eastman with some of his work. He will be using his skills to add more life to Russell Lane. Photo by Billy Zammit.

Two lanes within Goulburn’s CBD are getting makeovers in the near future. 

LANE WAY SPRUICING: James Lieutenant installing a private commission in 2017. He will also be working on the Walker Lane project. Photo supplied.

LANE WAY SPRUICING: James Lieutenant installing a private commission in 2017. He will also be working on the Walker Lane project. Photo supplied.

Russell Lane and Walker Lane will have artworks installed in them over the coming month. 

Three artists have been engaged, with the project coming on the back of the CBD Master Plan.

NEW ART: Kate Vassallo with her work Counter Compositions. She will be installing new work in Walker Lane. Photo supplied.

NEW ART: Kate Vassallo with her work Counter Compositions. She will be installing new work in Walker Lane. Photo supplied.

The first work will be installed in Russell Lane onto the besser block wall attached to Bi-Rite. 

Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk welcomed the projects.

“The recent consultation for the CBD Masterplan showed continuing lane way activation as one of the top priorities for the city,” Cr Kirk said.

“A quick view of previous works by these artists shows we will have some fantastic new public art additions in the coming month.” 

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Director Gina Mobayed said the three artists have responded thoughtfully to the city and their work will enhance the experience of moving through it. 

“Their responses are contemporary and uplifting and the support from local business owners around the sites has been fantastic. It is a great example of how we can work together to secure opportunities for both artists and our spaces,” she said. 

Artist Bradley Eastman’s murals explore a unique visual language, incorporating geometric detailing, balance, movement and organic shapes inspired by the geological formations, waterways and growth patterns found in natural landscapes relevant to the sites where his work is installed. 

Eastman has developed a passion for contributing to local townships with his public art.

“My piece for Russell Lane will be a continuation of an ongoing body of work, presenting abstracted landscapes, the flowing Wollondilly and Mulwaree Rivers, organic movements, colour balance and ideas of the future of nature,” he said.

At Walker Lane, new public artworks are also being undertaken by James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo, a Canberra based collaborative duo who are inspired by geometry and architecture. 

They will be creating ‘Lilac Walk’ – a geometric wall painting in the Lane.

“We are really excited to be doing this public art project,” Ms Vassallo said.

“Growing up in neighboring Canberra, we’ve always felt a strong connection to Goulburn and the region.

“It feels really great to have the opportunity to make an artwork in such a prominent nook along a main thoroughfare. 

“We believe this piece incorporates some of the old and new of Goulburn, we hope that it will bring the public a lot of joy.”  

Goulburn Mulwaree Council thanked the private owners of each of the buildings who have enabled these installations to proceed.