All the world in one place inspires art

Published Thursday, 3rd March 2016

Bibbys Place has received a new public artwork inspired by the diverse community of Bonnyrigg.

The artwork, titled Theoretical Probability, is by artist Marian Abboud and was designed to reflect the concept of ‘All the world in one place’, which references the multiculturalism that Bonnyrigg is famous for.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said Bibbys Place is a unique street, known for its cultural diversity.

“Bibbys Place has a church, temple, mosque and community centre side-by-side, which makes it a one-of-a-kind in Fairfield City,” said Mayor Carbone.

Theoretical Probability” reflects on the commonalities shared between the different communities surrounding Bibbys Place.

“These communities were united through the creation of the artwork. Bonnyrigg Primary School, Bonnyrigg Men’s Shed and the many residents that attended Harmony Day in 2014 all had input into the creation of this new artwork.

“Council also ran a series of community workshops in 2014 and 2015 that involved the artist Marian taking photos and capturing images of the community. Some of these images are depicted on the four blades of the artwork,” Mayor Carbone said.

The artwork is influenced by the early 20th century artist Hankin who used the technique of tiling and replicated symmetry and geometric patterns taken from the natural world.

Bibbys Place features sustainable urban design, including native plants enhancing local biodiversity, solar lighting, coloured permeable paving, seating, pathways and a rain garden, making the street a much more attractive place. This design won a Stormwater NSW award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design in 2014.


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