Located in the heritage-listed former Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, the new Wesley College Visual Arts and Design Precinct provides state-of-the-art learning spaces for middle and senior school students including specialised art, photography, 3D printing and sculpture. Other interventions include multi-purpose classrooms, a library and an exhibition foyer.
Our design sensitively restores the heritage features of the 1866 building, while integrating contemporary technology and materials to form an engaging educational environment. The heavy bluestone of the exterior is balanced using a curated colour and natural material palette that introduces a lightness and contemporary feel to the spaces.
As Lead Consultant, we worked closely with the College Visual Arts Department, consultant team and contractors to deliver a renewed facility that breathes new life into the historic building and creates flexible and specialist spaces for students to hone their artistic skills.
Photography: Blue Tree Studios