We believe in leading by doing as can be seen in our Innovation through Demonstration work at The Vive.
Here we are creating a community that balances the needs of residents, with a supported independent living facility for young adults living with disability (see Craigie SIL Facility), while embracing the innovative use of new technology to demonstrate advancements to industry in sustainable development (see Cool Earth Demonstration Project).
The development also celebrates the site’s past with public and street art reflecting its former use as a school.
There's a new edition to the Craigie landscape following the installation of art pieces within the estate.
The pieces have been designed and constructed by local artist and former Craigie High School student Trevor Bly.
The '6025' sculpture at the entry to the estate includes original concrete pieces taken from the terraces outside the former school gym.
"After the school closed down, the terraces became a canvas for hundreds of aerosol artists to practice their art. It was an important place for artistic development in the area," Trevor said.
"By collecting pieces of the remaining terraces and original wall, and including them inside the sculpture, I hope to immortalise the significance of this site."
Following workshops with local residents and students last year, Trevor has also designed three decorative manhole covers which have been installed in the central park area.
The manhole covers each represent a different theme, illustrating what locals like best about the suburb of Craigie.
These include: (1) the history of The Vive site; (2) the great schools in the area and high value placed on education; and (3) the close-knit local community.
The one metre wide manhole covers are installed in three separate locations to allow everyone to enjoy the story they represent.
Watch the film below to find out more about the creation of these art pieces.