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Artist Trevor Bly at the community consultation.
Artist Trevor Bly at the community consultation.

Their ideas, shared with local artist Trevor Bly at Craigie Plaza on September 21, will help inspire public art for a new housing estate in the suburb.

LandCorp has commissioned Bly to create artwork for The Vive, which occupies 10ha on the old Craigie Senior High School site.

Views from the consultation plus illustrations by Whitfords Catholic primary and Craigie Heights primary pupils will shape his approach.

‘Feedback from the day was fantastic,’ he said.

‘The individuals that engaged with the project each had a narrative to tell or a strong connection to where they live.

‘My role now is to create a piece that represents a future generation of Craigie, while being respectful of the past.’

Bly, author of Craigie Tales, which catalogues 15 years of graffiti and street art in the northern suburbs, will also create an ‘artistic representation’ of Craigie’s 6025 postcode for the estate entry.

Bounded by Camberwarra Drive, Fenellia Crescent and Arawa Place, The Vive will include group housing for younger adults needing assisted living.

LandCorp is seeking expressions of interest from developers and a residential care provider for the 4477sqm group-housing site by November 12.

Stage I earthworks started last month.Margaret Price