Jim Sinatra and Phineas Murphy make up SinatraMurphy, whose design ethos is driven by their experiences of working in rural and remote parts of Australia. Their two main areas of interest are artistic expressions in landscape projects that celebrate the cultures of people and the spirit of nature, and their commitment to working with indigenous groups. Jim and Phin are committed to exploring the role of art in expressing a landscapes identity by allowing the landscape to determine the spirit of a site. The ultimate intention is a presence of place that has the strength and conviction in its elements being born from the site.
The Windsock Project located in Melbourne, is made up of two projects, 'The Symbol of Youth' and 'Colours of Culture'.
Colours of Culture is made up of fewer but larger windsocks than 'The Symbol of Youth'. The installation crosses the landscape, transverses the road and runs across a low-lying wetland. The combination of roads through the landscape enable the passers by the opportunity to experience the project at different elevations. The colours of the windsocks are taken from the colours of the flags of the 96 cultures represented in by population of the City of Brimbank.
Turpin Crawford are award winning landscape artists who design and install large scale pieces of work that are specifically designed to interact with and interpret the landscape. Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford work in a very site specific manner - the creative design process does not even start until a site has been decided upon and fully explored.
Tied to Tide is a large scale installation situated in the jetty at Pyrmont Bay Park. It's a kinetic sculpture that was designed to respond to and illustrate the movements of the tide, the wind and the passing boats.
Western Highway, Melton
Tel : (03) 9639 3392
Turpin Crawford Studio
Tel : (02) 8399 2774