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Chris is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, and inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted.

He has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around Australia and has exhibited works in Tokyo, Berlin, Bali, Sydney and Melbourne. His 2016 mural is a direct inspiration from the site itself.

The ceiling artwork is designed to feel like a glimpse through to the sky above, incorporating the natural world into the space.

Artwork Location: Building 302 (#6)
CHRIS NIXON
W.AUSTRALIA
Blue Sky

Photographer David Dewsbury
Courtesy of FORM

It was a dark, somewhat oppressive ceiling which led me to think about bringing some of that sky and natural elements into the space, offering a glimpse to the sky above.
The site is used as a thoroughfare, so I was keen to create something that could have multiple experiences of the same work - either moving completely through it from end to end, or just catching one end of it. My ultimate aim was to integrate with the existing built form rather than contrast with it.

Chris Nixon

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