Woolworths Wall: Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2017

I just love it when buildings become art works. The Tidal Wall  was commissioned by Lend Lease when they built the building which houses Woolworths.


© irene waters 2017

The artists, Heyi Chee Fong and L.M.Noonan, created the wall in 2002 from pre-cast concrete and granite boulders.


© irene waters 2017

It represents the forces at work that influence our coastal environment.


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Water, wind and tidal rhythms.


© irene waters 2017

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Woolworths Wall: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. To imbue a simple business (I consider Woolworth’s not to be a fancy store – and it’s the kind I prefer) with the grace of a thoughtfully considered building – everything should be granted beauty and meaning.

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  2. Miriam says:

    Who would have thought Woolworths could look so creative and attractive.

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  3. Val says:

    That is beautiful!

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  4. narami says:

    Impressive piece of art, thanks for sharing!

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