Ely Place
'Bricks Through Time'  

March 2022

16 x 10m

Blending branches, motors and bricks to signify the legacy of Southcott and the story of this place. Southcott Engineering, one of SA’s longest standing businesses was established in 1886 and it’s factories took up a large portion of this area in the South Eastern corner of the CBD, where this wall now stands. Some original buildings still remain amongst developments. The brick texture also connects in with the original infrastructure of the buildings, and then the decorative veneers that were placed on the wall which eventually fell off a few years ago. Overall nature ties this composition together as a harmony of a natural and mechanical balance. 

This video captures the entire process of drawing up, working around cars in the way, running workshop with direct community and painting over 14 full days of work.