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Overview | Gataker’s Artspace

A short 3-hour journey north of the Queensland capital of Brisbane lies the historic town of Maryborough. Built on the banks of the Mary River, the small city was once one of Australia’s largest ports. The community’s multi-purpose arts facility is located in a converted building constructed in 1868 and historically listed as the second oldest building in Maryborough.

Initially built for the wholesale and retail firm Robert Travis and Co, it was eventually vacated in 2007 and purchased by the local Council. They extensively renovated and converted the building into Gatakers Artspace, which opened in March 2010.

Our mosaic work is in the Gataker’s Artspace precinct as an integral component of a sculptural water feature, surrounding a historical faceplate from an industrial lathe shipped from England. The mosaic contextualises the stilted Rhizophora (mangrove) roots that emerge from lower trunks, like props descending downwards into the pond below. The work is a statement about the ecological importance of the Mangrove system that grows on the banks of the Mary River that flows through Maryborough.


Rhizophora, Gataker’s Artspace, 2010


Vitreous glass, steel


Fraser Coast Council

What We Did

Concept Design, Fabrication, Installation

A mosaic water feature in a parkland

Let's Be Creative Together

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