River Path, 2023.

Auchenflower Station has recently been refurbished to improve accessibility with the addition to new and upgraded station infrastructure. QLD Rail has commissioned a painted artwork managed by the positive pARTnerships program. Through collaboration between QLD Rail and QCA LiveArt, this site now has a newly painted artwork designed and painted by students studying Public Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

‘River Path’ reflects botanical elements of the landscape to aid in creating a sense of place. This work includes native plants and flowers as a key feature to represent the identity of the suburb. The name Auchenflower originates from Scottish Gaelic referring to Field of Flowers and as such, this design includes a range of small plants and tall tree leaves to encapsulate a wide sense of place. The use of the shadows on the plants create a sense of depth to create openness through the transitory space of the rail subway encouraging a new experience of place and creates a new identity for the station. Designed by Ally Cassidy

“The public art course with QCA LiveArt was an amazing opportunity to get practical experience making murals and we were supported every step of the way. Hearing my design was chosen made me so grateful for the opportunity to submit a proposal to a real-world client. It was incredible to learn the technical skills in the process of up-scaling an artwork and creating the mural alongside a supportive team was an invaluable experience.”

Ally CassidyBachelor of Arts