Window art celebrates Capecare Dunsborough’s natural surrounds >
A beautiful series of stained-glass feature windows celebrating local wildlife and flora will be a feature of Capecare Dunsborough’s residential care facility when it opens mid-year.
Perth Art Glass was commissioned by Capecare to create a three-panel stained glass artwork reflecting the local natural environment. It features flowering gums, eucalyptus and black cockatoos.
Drawing of stained glass art to be installed at Capecare Dunsborough
Bespoke Australian-made furnishings in Residential Care fit-out
Interior fitouts of our Independent Living Apartments and Residential Care Facility are in full swing and we are excited to see years of planning come to fruition.
Australian manufacturer and designer Crown Furniture is busy creating bespoke pieces for our Residential Care rooms and common areas. They’ve drawn on their years of experience working in aged care and know the measurements that work best, the support required and the best styles for older people.
Fabric swatches for Capecare Residential Care furnishings
Call out to cape-to-cape visual artists
With Capecare Dunsborough nearing completion and the focus moving to interior finishes, Margaret River Region visual artists are invited to add their creative flair to the new fully integrated aged care facility.
Capecare will acquire a number of works from local artists to be displayed throughout the residential care building’s internal spaces for residents, their families, visitors, staff and the local community to enjoy.
Renowned WA visual artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers has added some creative colour to Capecare Dunsborough, completing three huge exterior wall murals – two 18metre high stairwells and a large two-storey curved entry wall.
His inspiration has been local nature, referencing the colours of small coastal plants and rocks, but presenting it in a more modern way. “The front wall is the hero work, and is a lot more detailed. It includes images of vegetation, birds and fish. Some of the icons I’ve painted on the stairwells have been used in a smaller scale on the entry wall so they compliment eachother. I’ve really enjoyed working on this project as the brief wasn’t too prescriptive and left it open for my interpretation. It’s the way I most like to work,” he said.
Capecare CEO Elizabeth Hogarth said she was delighted with Kyle’s work and there were many positive reasons for including public art in the Dunsborough independent living and aged care facility. “As an organisation committed to multigenerational engagement and inclusivity we felt that artwork being incorporated into the project offered an opportunity to lighten the spirit of people living at Capecare Dunsborough, as well as those entering and visiting,” she said.
“We understand that human interactions are vital to the wellbeing of our clients and we want to encourage positive interactions and conversations. We see the work being created by Kyle as an opportunity to create conversation. It was important for us to give the artist creative scope, with an understanding of who we are and how the spaces at the Dunsborough site would be used. The main entry statement artwork will be seen from the outdoor green space between what will be the cafe and the new CWA headquarters. We hope it will evoke smiles for residents, families, visitors and our staff.”
Kyle Huges-Odgers painting the entry mural