About Crown Towers
Since 2014 FORM has worked closely with Crown Perth’s projects and design team to create and deliver a unique art strategy and develop an extensive Australian art collection for the development. A total of 1390 artworks feature throughout the public spaces and rooms within the towers. This collection comprises 11 3D artworks, 134 original 2D artworks, and 1245 reproduction artworks. A unique variety of artists were engaged for the project, ranging from emerging to highly experienced, and each with their own unique artistic practices and work mediums. All of the 35 artists are Australian, with 20 of these based in Western Australia.
Some of the seminal original artworks created for the project include large exterior sculptures by Johannes Pannekoek and Korban Flaubert, which greet patrons at the doorsteps and mark the entry. Dazzling mirrored facet works were created by Alister Yiap for the VIP Crystal Club. WA local Alex Fossilo created a bespoke timber artwork featured on a wall . Artists Jennie Nayton and Kate Dunn created seminal 3D ceramic works for the project. The largest of the ceramic artworks was created by Ian Dowling, and is located on the wall behind the reception desk on the Podium level – it is impressively made of over 8,000 individual ceramic pieces. A number of artists created a series of 2D works for the development, including, photographer and digital artist Christian Blanchard, and established painters Penny Coss, Penny Bovell, Jo Darbyshire, Melissa Mladin, and Lisa Madigan. Works by seminal Aboriginal artist Charmaine Pwerle from the Utopia region of central Australia feature in the Podium level.
The Crown Towers Perth Artwork Collection showcases contemporary Australian creative practice, and embodies Perth’s vibrancy and diversity, our unique natural environment, and our aspirations as a world-class destination. The Collection’s thematic elements include ‘Water-lines’ – the river that snakes and traverses this country creating waterway catchments, ‘Terrestrial Wealth’, emphasising a vast ancient landscape with stunning world heritage listed sites; and ‘Natural Assets’, a State of expansive horizons, mineral wealth, and botanical diversity.