An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Wavell State High School

The Renaissance of the Guardian

Hamilton Road & Kittyhawk Drive & Opposite Kingsmill St, Chermside QLD
Our intention is to use the Kittyhawk plane as a motif across 4 boxes, as if they were flying along Kittyhawk Drive, above the nearby community ‘landmarks’ – Chermside Library, the Kedron-Wavell RSL, 7th Brigade Park and Kidspace. In this design, ‘Polly’ the Kittyhawk takes off from between the pages of books, referencing the adjacent library. Viewers are positioned to view this war plane as a benevolent protector or guardian of Chermside’s multicultural community. Polly leaves behind the history of warfare to search for a new world that is free from conflict. Her departure is watched by a dog, referencing children’s books about the canine mascots of Australian troops in WW1 and WW2.
Box ID: B0326 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Mary Chen, Shauna Douglas, Amber Fitzell, Wendy Liao, Alison Tran, Grace Patterson (assisting), Eve Longley (supervising teacher), Jelita Hutchinson (teacher aide)
Organisation: Wavell State High School
Painted on: August 2021

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to paint a traffic signal box


You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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