Australia’s largest piece of Indigenous art ever displayed on scaffolding
Mesh Direct – Leaders in Construction and Event Branding
A striking, large-scale artwork which pays homage to traditional Indigenous navigation and land management practices is wrapped around scaffolding on the facade of the Woolworths building, in one of Sydney’s busiest intersections.
It is the largest piece of Indigenous art to ever be displayed in this way in Australia.
The artwork ‘Ancient Tracks’ was designed by 25-year-old Kungarakan graphic designer Toby Bishop. He created the impressive piece in response to an art competition call out from the City of Sydney in 2021.
In response to the artwork, Lord Mayor Clover Moore stated:
“It is a powerful symbol of the City’s ongoing commitment to a greener, more sustainable city, and to our ongoing work to support our creative communities and enhance Sydney’s cultural life.”
Ancient Tracks was printed on a Building Wrap by Mesh Direct, Australia’s leader in grand format printing and out-of-home advertising. The sheer size of the artwork meant that the printing and installation required for the project was nothing short of immense. Replicating the detail of the original artwork on such a large scale required
particular care and attention and the wrap was broken down into eight huge 180kg panels for the installation process and to fit the scaffold.
Not only is it the largest piece of Indigenous art to be displayed on scaffolding, but it is also as far as we know, the largest carbon neutral wrap in Australia.
Given the nature of the artwork, it was important for the City of Sydney that a green approach was taken. As a 100% carbon neutral business, Mesh Direct were the perfect candidate to produce ‘Ancient Tracks’ in line with the ‘green’ brief Tony Bishop created his artwork off.
Andrew Doenicke, Director at Mesh Direct commented:
“This was a fantastic opportunity to align our own desire for a greener city with the values bound within Tony’s incredible artwork. The two marry up perfectly and we are incredibly proud to have been part of this project.”
The artwork has been displayed since the start of the year and will remain in place until the end of the year while the Woolworths building is being repainted.
It can be found on George and Park streets, opposite Sydney Town It Hall.
We look forward to seeing any future artworks installed by Mesh Direct which might pop up around Sydney or the rest of Australia. Find out more about the Woolworths Building Wrap project here, and the impressive
product behind the project here.
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Mesh Direct is one of Australia’s leaders in grand format printing and out-of-home advertising, supplying printed signage nationwide. All of our products are printed in Australia using superior quality materials and the finest inks on the market. Our main focus is and always has been on quality products and exceptional customer
For a company so driven by quality, our pricing is very competitive. We consider ourselves the best value grand format printing supplier in Australia because of the longevity of our banners and the outstanding print quality.
We work with some of the largest (and smallest) Australian businesses across a variety of industries. Mesh Direct specialise in the construction industry and we have a great depth of knowledge about building site applications for a variety of grand format printing.
Andrew Doenicke – Director
Andrew has over 10 years of experience in the industry and is the key driving force behind Mesh Direct. He knows how to turn an idea into reality. He provides key insights and a wealth of knowledge to our team and our clients.