ACT Law Courts
Scribbly Gum by Jade Oakley
Creative Road worked with Australian artist Jade Oakley and Axolotl Art Projects to deliver a large scale artwork for the new ACT Law Courts. Jade’s artwork, Scribbly Gum references the local landscape and is integrated into a curvaceous balustrade wall.
The artwork comprises a series of wooden panels inspired by the curved, intersecting lines of Canberra’s iconic Scribbly Gum trees. The curves also relate to the shape of the wall itself, which undulates and references the surrounding landscape. Light is used in Scribbly Gum to create a visually dynamic artwork, as bright points of light appear to slowly weave their way through the curvaceous maze of scribbles. The gradual, glowing movement of these lights creates a sense of time passing and a feeling of calm, like watching a fire or shadows passing over the landscape.
Client: ACT Government
Location: Canberra City, ACT