How Siera Group are paying homage to the Gold Coast's art scene with Tapestry, Chevron Island apartments

Brisbane based Siera Group has appointed a Gold Coast artist to encapsulate the city’s vibrant culture and arts scene through displaying a commissioned piece of artwork in the lobby of their latest development, Tapestry.

How Siera Group are paying homage to the Gold Coast's art scene with Tapestry, Chevron Island apartments
Render of Tapestry's lobby entrance where the artworks will be displayed. Image supplied

For their debut Gold Coast apartment project, the prominent Brisbane developer, Siera Group, wanted to pay homage to Chevron Island's emerging arts and cultural precinct.

Their development, Tapestry, inspired by HOTA and designed to be a ‘home amongst the art’, will feature an instillation created by a local artist, to pay respects to the Gold Coast’s emerging arts and cultural precinct.

The works, which hang proudly in the onsite Darrambal Street display suite, have been created by the internationally recognised, Burleigh Heads artist Tania Blanchard, who is well known for her impasto style.

Blanchard says her instillation for Tapestry represents Chevron’s growing art culture and great sense of local community.

“An authentic Tapestry symbolises the connection of a community moving through life, almost like a river flowing into the ocean,” Blanchard said.

“The ideology behind my artwork draws on this sense of individuals coming together to form a community, which in this case, are the Tapestry residents.

“Each resident at Tapestry can imagine themselves as one of those paint strokes in the painting. As an individual they’re all unique, but when they come together it makes a beautiful piece of art,” Blanchard added.

When the project is complete, the art will hang in the lobby entry to the 22-level tower just a stones throw from Surfers Paradise.

Tapestry on Chevron is the first development on the Gold Coast to employ such a commitment to capturing the neighbourhood's artistic flair.

Siera Group founder, Brent Thompson says part of his vision was to collaborate with a talented local artist, who could use their artistic talent to create a story for Tapestry that would make future residents feel a part of the project all whilst paying respect to the work being done at the neighbouring HOTA.

“Something that was really important to us when creating Tapestry, was paying tribute to what the city of Gold Coast has done with HOTA and the emerging arts precinct,” Thompson said.

“We believe Tania’s artwork will very much link HOTA and the emerging cultural precinct as well as the vibrant and tight-knit community that can be seen and felt throughout the high street.

“We engaged Tania to create this unique piece of art that provides a visual representation of the interwoven connection between community, river, hinterland, and beach.

“Tania has her own distinctive signature style that we felt best captured our vision for the project and, when hung in the lobby, would add to the sense of place for our future residents who call Tapestry home.”

Tania has created and developed her own signature style, which from a distance looks like a minimalistic, impressionistic scene. However, with closer inspection an immense layering of coloured impasto can be seen.

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Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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