Perth visual artist Rick Vermey commissioned to create art for Defence Housing Australia’s Liv Apartments in Fremantle


The design concept for the proposed public art display at Liv Apartments, Fremantle
The design concept for the proposed public art display at Liv Apartments, Fremantle

PERTH visual artist Rick Vermey is set to shine new light on Defence Housing Australia’s Liv Apartments in Fremantle.

He was commissioned to design a permanent display in the complex’s entrance as part of the City of Fremantle Percent for Art scheme, which specifies local developers contribute to the City’s public art.

With creative input from computational design specialist and architect Daniel Giuffre, the striking geometric concept was inspired by Fremantle’s rich port history, weather elements, colours and edginess.

Wind-animated lighting will give it an after-dark presence.

In line with Liv’s One Planet Living accreditation, the design meets a range of sustainability criteria, including the use of natural wood fibres and bio-renewable cladding material.

Liv features 166 apartments and about 1300sq m of commercial space as well as landscaped courtyards with edible gardens for the residents, cafes and restaurants.

The artwork is due to be installed by August.

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