Public art to light up revamped airport terminal

Three unique public art installations featuring video images of the Pilbara and printed artworks developed by local artists are set to adorn the $35 million Karratha Airport Terminal upgrade project.

Two of the artworks are video sequences that will play on dedicated screens in the terminal, while four artworks will cover structural columns in the departures lounge.

The chosen artworks will have a local flavor, with Weerianna Street Media from Roebourne providing the printed artworks and the moving images featuring aerial sequences of Pilbara landscapes.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the artworks were an important part of the airport project, providing points of interest for arriving and departing passengers.

“Airports are places where people spend a fair bit of time waiting and the airport terminal upgrade is about making sure that our airport is larger and more functional but also a with better amenity for people waiting for flights or loved ones,” Cr Long said.

“Our airport is the second busiest in Western Australia after Perth and I’m sure the more than 700,000 passengers that pass through every year will appreciate these artworks,” he said.

“We have chosen a mix of high-tech media works that will play on dedicated screens in selected areas of the terminal as well as printed artworks that will cover structural columns that would otherwise be plain; this will bring a range of points of interest around the new terminal.”

Construction work on the Karratha Airport Terminal Upgrade project has already commenced with the refurbishment of bathrooms and a baggage carousel, and opening of the Onyx Café temporary facility.

The second phase of the project will soon commence taking in the old café area, outdoor courtyard and current arrivals pathway.

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