The finished installation

The finished installation

Draffin Street Furniture recently completed a project for the City of Melbourne to fabricate components for an art installation in Melbourne.

Artist Brook Andrew, along with Trent Walter, were commissioned by the City of Melbourne to develop a public artwork commemorating Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, two Tasmanian Aboriginal men who were publicly hanged in Melbourne in 1842. Their artwork, Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner is situated on a small reserve at the intersection of Victoria and Franklin Streets, in proximity to the site known to be where the two men were hanged. Experimental and empowering, this contemporary artwork invites those who live in or visit Melbourne to discover how this story informs our knowledge of Aboriginal history and contested stories of colonisation.

Draffin were awarded the job to detail design and produce the newspaper stands and the swing frame. This involved our design team working closely with the artists to ensure the intent was met. Once a 3d design was produced and approved, Draffin got about the job of fabricating the items. The finished result is a demonstration of not only the artists great vision, but also the skill and passion of our great production team.

Sheet metal ready for welding

Sheet metal ready for welding

The swing frame in place

The swing frame in place

The stands on site ready for installation

Installation of the newspaper stands

Installation of the newspaper stands

One of the 'newspaper' items being installed

One of the ‘newspaper’ items being installed

Artists Brook Andrew and Trent Walter

Artists Brook Andrew and Trent Walter

The finished installation

The finished installation

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