In light of the much-anticipated beauty and wellness precinct development at Canberra Centre, the mall is hosting a specially commissioned series of artwork created by the renowned New York-based Australian artist Nick Thomm – think pops of colour, edgy florals, exotic motifs and electric vibes.
The stunning series of large-scale murals will be on display in the centre, including a hero artwork based on the theme of the series, Beauty Redefined created in Nick Thomm’s signature photo-realistic style which encompasses bright, psychedelic colours in a mixed-media format that blends traditional and digital art styles.
Canberra Centre Manager, Amanda Paradiso welcomes Nick’s artistic flair into the mall as a celebration of the new beauty and wellness precinct.
“As an Australian artist who has been experiencing significant success in the US, exhibiting at institutions ranging from the National Gallery of Victoria to New York’s New Museum, he is a trailblazer of the art scene and someone we’ve been very proud to partner with,” she says.
“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring Nick Thomm back to Australia to share his colourful and dynamic work in this unique way with our city.”
With an impressive portfolio under his belt, Nick Thomm says he has enjoyed the chance to create a series of artworks including custom pieces inspired by the new Canberra Centre beauty and wellness precinct, exploring the idea that the world’s understanding of beauty is changing.
“I looked at the layers of beauty; deconstructing typical fashion imagery and beauty elements, and reconstructing them in an abstract way that represents all of these things as one,” he explains.
“The idea that there are layers to beauty is important – what you see is not necessarily what someone else sees, and that’s been a large part of the inspiration behind the work.”
The series will be on display progressively throughout June and July, launched with a hero custom piece spanning over 50m2 at the entrance to Canberra Centre’s beauty and wellness precinct on the ground level.
The Centre’s new beauty and wellness precinct will open on the ground floor next to David Jones in July with more lifestyle and dining options opening later in 2017 at Canberra Centre.