Goldtower Central is paying homage to the town’s history with the installation of two large scale mosaic images of prominent Peter Lawson paintings.
Goldtower Central Executive Director Paul McIver is excited to incorporate key elements of Charters Towers history throughout the 22 plus hectare project.
“We are wanting to take Goldtower Central commercial and industrial aesthetics to a stunning new level, not often seen in regional towns. We want to bring new business and new opportunities to the region, but at the same time respect the past and celebrate the heritage of this beautiful town”, says Paul.
The original painting of Saturday Morning Gill St. (Circa 1900) was inspired by the historical architecture and street scenes of the Gold Era. The art piece has now been transformed into 701,040 meticulously handmade 10mm square ceramic tiles, giving a realism to the time of the century that it depicts.
Mr McIver said “Peter Lawson’s Charters Towers paintings are iconic and deserve to be seen by everyone. We have selected just two to be installed as one-of-kind mosaics on ‘Pioneer Place’ and look forward to incorporating more throughout the project”.
Pioneer Place a piece of industrial art itself with its 6m wide covered walkways and polished concrete floors that incorporate ruby red glass.
Renowned local artist Peter Lawson is honoured and excited to see his paintings in such large scale on the side of the Goldtower buildings.
“The Painting Title – Saturday Morning Gill St. (Circa 1900), was painted in 1979 for a publication called ‘The Town the Called the World’ – Author Don Roderick,” said Peter Lawson
“The inspiration for the painting came from the historical architecture and street scenes of the Gold Era. What a bustling place this painting showcases, with its town folk, The White Horse Hotel, ladies dressed for their leisurely stroll with umbrella in hand and horse and carriages.”
Wednesday 24 March 2021