From this Mad & Glorious Cacophony

Red Hill Capital Campaign Donor & Recognition Project
Brisbane Recovery Services Moonyah Women’s Centre, Red Hill, Queensland

Cacophony – a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

The heart of my proposal is the idea of transformation that can be achieved through the combined efforts and energy of a community of women.

The Brisbane Recovery Services Moonyah Women’s Centre in Red Hill will provide a home away from home for women as they complete the recovery program. The Centre has been achieved by The Zonta Club of Brisbane Metro Breakfast (and affiliated Zonta Clubs), Rotary Club of Brisbane Planetarium and the Salvation Army through the Project Now initiative. Donor boards acknowledge the success of this collaborative effort in achieving the goal of supporting women.

My design proposal draws from the curatorial brief, using as a key reference, ideas of the potential for change and an idea of female energy that achieves through collaboration.

Inspiration for the project was derived from the geographical and historical context of the site itself; in particular, Salvation Army Bands from Queensland and plant forms found within the suburban streetscape. I have chosen to work with specific design references selected during the research phase to create a whimsical design that conveys a sense of energy and transformation.

Installed work & components

Process: fabrication & concept development

Photography by Mandy Ridley.
Image: Mount Morgan Salvation Army Band, 1911, State Library of Queensland archives.