River St Woolworths Ballina

River St Woolworths Ballina

Someone's Always Watching You by Digby Moran


Aboriginal artist Digby Moran was commissioned for a Woolworths development in his home town of Ballina.  Moran’s paintings, inspired by his Bundjalung heritage were reinterpreted with help of designer Alex Polo. Two paintings were transformed into a suite of corten steel artwork elements and integrated into the new building façade as window screens and louvres.

Client:                          Woolworths

Location:                     River St, Ballina NSW

Photography:              Tao Jones

“As a boy growing up on an island in the Richmond River a wise old spiritual man once told me “no matter what you do someone’s always watching you”. I never really knew what he meant, but now I’m older and wiser I can see for myself what he was trying to tell me. It was his way of telling me that my ancestors’ spirits will always be with me and around me in everything I do in life.” Digby Moran