Rowena Martinich is a Surfcoast based artist, renowned for her use of radiant colour in abstract expressionist paintings and public art. Rowena paints in a multitude of architectural contexts; embellishing foyers, commercial interiors, entire building facades, transitory spaces as well as residential interiors.
An elevated and expansive ceiling that floats above the dining hall and gateway entrance of Moonee Ponds Central is the canvas for this 140 square metre public mural. Commissioned through Collide Public Art Agency for Mirvac, this work re-contextualises how painted installations can be integrated into urban spaces. Through Martinich’s signature mark making, forms and abstraction, this work enhances the flow and movement of visitors through Moonee Ponds Central.