Public Space & Urban Art Projects

 

RAMUS recognises the power light has to shift the way people feel. Our team works within the public and urban space to create light art that attracts and inspires communities.

Our Work

With more community groups and city planners investing in place-making, the need for public art consultants is greater than ever. RAMUS has a long history of taking new or redeveloped areas and turning them into landmark attractions of national significance.

Some of our urban art projects include:

The Pipes

An immersive digital ‘forest’ of 28 11m tall poles covered in thin panels of LEDs, based in Prahran, Melbourne. The work welcomes people into the space by showing scenes of the ocean, wetlands, forest and the desert that respond to time of day, season and weather.
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Federation Square: Digital Canvas

A project transforming an iconic Melbourne landmark into a 5 story digital canvas presenting the civic voice of the city as a curated content program. Consisting of 850 LED panels and 4 million pixels that make up a 5K public screen.
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Yagan Square

A light and media installation built in collaboration with the Noongar Aboriginal community in Perth, Australia and a central feature in the Yagan Square precinct sees a high-resolution 30m cylindrical wraparound screen and set of 14 digital ‘reeds’ embedded with moving LEDs standing 63m-tall, displaying locally produced, high-resolution cinematic content.
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Our Team

In collaboration with architects, urban designers, master planners, and suppliers our team are able to bring public artworks to life.

Our team includes: Artistic Director, interactive artists and designers, curators, cinematographers, film editors, systems designers, AV integrators, screen suppliers, production and project managers.

Our Approach

RAMUS creates platforms for personal and civic expansion. The work improves public engagement and cultivates spaces that people are drawn to inhabit. RAMUS recognises the role and responsibility artists and designers have in contributing to the future of our cities as being liveable spaces, for community expression.

When we commence work on an urban project or public artwork installation there are a number of considerations that are unique to the RAMUS way of doing things:

  • Stakeholders

    Working across so many varied disciplines, our team is highly sensitive to stakeholder requirements - we consider the needs of all peoples - from the client to the traditional owners of the land through to the present nearby residents.
  • Interactive

    The studio harnesses the power of technology via camera and audio sensors to create customised, playful and creative artworks.
  • Placemaking

    The works integrate with green spaces and architectural structures with the aim to create meaningful and engaging environments for the public of all ages.
  • Storytelling

    Each design tells a narrative or represents a story from the site and its surrounding cultural and social environment. Key to every project is the content and here is where the artistic storytelling comes to life – either through RAMUS produced content or curated content from the local communities.
  • Civic Voice

    Our works aim to amplify the works of the communities they are based in. We seek to give a voice to the artists, crafts people and students of the area. The creative expressions of the public come to life through RAMUS works and empower people to contribute to their urban experience.

“Cultural identity runs deep into the design, public artworks, landscaping and lighting experience, forming a connected essence in Yagan Square.”

Bruce Ramus

Contact

Get in touch to find out how RAMUS can be involved in your next public and urban art project.

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