ArtCamp – Camperdown

Marrickville Council’s project to transform an existing park hall in Australia Street into a new ‘Art Camp’ to provide creative space for a young artist- in-residence, mentored by an established artist in adjacent studios.

ArtCamp_BLUEHAT

A clear distinction is made between the white artist areas and the centrally located shared space in green. (View from Studio A, the artist in residence space).

ArtCamp_EASEL

Our design concept makes a limited number of key moves, each carefully considered and each performing multiple tasks. Our proposal establishes a flexible arrangement of private, open and common spaces that can be adapted to suit occupation by either artist or by both. A level of neutrality is maintained in each creative space as a backdrop to the artists work. This is balanced by a bold a graphically engaging common space that is central to the scheme.

ArtCamp_PLN

Conceptually the existing interior is stripped back to basics, stabilised and painted bright white. A single, central element is then inserted. This central form provides, screening, storage, security, seating, and an overall sense of drama to the space. It is multi-purpose and operable. The choice of robust materials [chain wire fencing] and bold colour [green] establishes a direct relationship to the sport and recreational facilities of the immediate parkland context.

ArtCamp_ROLLER.

Arrival and signage engaging with the landscape setting of Camperdown Park. Artists activity behind translucent roller doors illuminates the park at night.

ArtCamp_TAKEAWAY

Translucent roller doors admit an abundance of natural light to Art Camp by day. (Studio B, the mentor artists space).

PROJECT: Marrickville ArtCamp
YEAR: 2011
CLIENT: Marrickville Council
TYPE: Public
VALUE: $45.0k
LOCATION: Camperdown NSW, Australia
PEOPLE: DRAW Adam Russell, Frankie Layson
PROJECT NUMBER: 1009