Graphic Intervention - Chelsea Lemon at Gungahlin Place
DESIGN Canberra’s graphic interventions have become a signature element of the festival program each year, transforming artist’s practice to a larger stage and opening up other opportunities.
Namadgi Fire Line by Chelsea Lemon. Gungahlin Place Park, Gungahlin
The Gungahlin graphic intervention is part of the new This Is Suburbia series launching in DESIGN Canberra 2020. This large-scale ground mural in the fast-growing Gungahlin area, will be installed at Gungahlin Place Park to illuminate the recent design history and achievements in our suburbs.
Chelsea Lemon is a Canberra based designer and maker known for her work with timber. Her practice incorporates art into craft and design and offers a new perspective on furniture design within Australia. Chelsea was the DESIGN Canberra 2018 designer in residence.
For her Gungahlin graphic intervention, Lemon’s design is based on the Namadgi bush fires, in particular around the Yankee Hat trail. There is a distinct line where the fire cut off and the right is to suggest the regrowth and repair occurring. The colours, shapes and patterns suggest certain species and flora that were affected.