MONARO LANES

MONARO LANES
QUEANBEYAN 


ARTISTS:       AL STARK, SUZIE BLEACH & ANDY TOWNSEND, YANNI POUNARTZIS,
                       HILARY WARDHAUGH, MICHAEL WARNER
CLIENT:         QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL COUNCIL

Creative Road in collaboration with Landsite transformed two urban laneways as part of the Monaro Lanes project in Queanbeyan NSW. The project was funded by the NSW Government’s Your High Street grant program.

Artist Yanni Pounartzis created the signature artwork for No Name Lane which is an extension of the urban environment and structures within the space, responding specifically to the linear nature of the laneway, accentuating windows, and perpendicular pipes. A series of lightboxes will become a rotating exhibition space showcasing the work of local artists.

Blacksmith Lane has been reimagined as an evocative old-world experience – celebrating the blacksmiths and wheelwrights who used to work in Monaro Street dating back to 1877. Artist Al Stark was engaged for the major artwork on Blacksmith lane - a series of black insignias overlaying the colours and shapes referencing blacksmith industry and craft. Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend produced a dynamic light art wall which acts as a storytelling element, speaking to the history of Blacksmith Lane in a contemporary and visually engaging way. Handmade signage using original blacksmith tools was created by Michael Warner.

Photography:    Martin Ollman