Sekisui House has partnered with prominent Australian artists David and Yuge Bromley for an artist-in-residence program at its Brisbane inner-city development West Village over the next 12 months.
David Bromley - a painter, sculptor and multiple Archibald Prize finalist - with Yuge will make their artistic mark on the masterplanned project as it transforms the iconic former Peters Ice Cream Factory site at West End.
The collaboration sees the artist’s working relationship with the historic site come full circle. The well-travelled artist lived in West End more than 30 years ago, and later while living in Adelaide he was a signwriter adding colour to Peters Ice Cream’s trucks.
Mr Bromley will live-in at West Village as he creates a series of magnificent murals throughout the 2.6 hectare site, including a massive mural on the Factory 1 building that will be visible from the CBD and become his largest work to date.
The partnership pays homage to West Village’s location within the city’s artistic hub, which encompasses West End and the South Bank cultural precinct nearby.
Mr Bromley’s company Bromley & Co has set up a dedicated arts and events studio in the historic factory building from where he and wife Yuge will bring colour and vibrancy to their West Village canvas.