This month, SURFACE 1°22 was invited by the City of Wagga Wagga to design and install a series of three artworks in the Sister City Walkway as part of its 2017 public art program. This site specific public artwork celebrates Wagga Wagga’s special relationship with its three sister cities – Kunming 24 ° N 102 ° E (China), Leavenworth 39 ° N 94 ° W (USA) and Nordlingen 48 ° N 10 ° E (Germany).
Designer Emily Wills drew inspiration for the wallpaper style artworks from the City of Wagga Wagga’s civic collection of cultural artefacts and travel memorabilia from the Sister City Committee members. Fusing visual communication with her fascination of the applied arts, Emily enhanced a public space through ornamentation and decoration. The Sister City Walkway, wrapped in colour and pattern, celebrates spaces, places and cultural exchange.