Art and Architecture

An aspiring vision

JGL Properties has brought together Australia’s leading exponents of lifestyle design. These dynamic industry leaders have created a new benchmark for Brisbane living.

The innovation behind Newstead Series begins with its architecture, which is inspired by the fresh energy and verve of Melbourne street style. Each tower within this iconic quartette will feature cutting edge facades courtesy of architects bureau^proberts and dynamic internal designs.

Incorporated in the precinct design is half an acre of lush, landscaped communal gardens and recreational facilities, including an alfresco dining area, 25m swimming pool, spa, sauna and fire pit entertainment area, providing the perfect place to reinvigorate after work or relax in the weekend sun.

Artists whose works have been displayed in the Louvre have been commissioned to weave a multi-storey artwork into the façade of a new luxury residential development in the Newstead riverside precinct.

In a unique approach to weaving art into the architecture of buildings, the Newstead Series, has commissioned 3 award-winning artists and designers to create both art installations and to build artwork into the structural design of its façade and brickwork.

Over $500,000 has been spent on local artwork and integrated into the project reflecting the historical significance of the area.
The highly acclaimed Newstead Series is pushing the design envelope to deliver a residential development unique to the Brisbane market.

Developer JGL Properties have handpicked a design team that has been heralded internationally to create a strong sense of identity and place through art and architecture. The design team is a collaboration of architect bureau^proberts, artistic collective Rinzen and renowned local artist Jason Fitzgerald, who each have a connection with the precinct and share this common vision.


Jason Fitzgerald

Foyer Spaces

From the luxury foyers, to the striking external facades and landscaped gardens, the design team have incorporated the history of the site and suburb throughout the project, identifying the Newstead Series as a modern expression of Newstead’s extraordinary history.

The foyer spaces will become the backdrop to artwork by renowned local timber artist, Jason Fitzgerald. Jason, who is represented by leading Brisbane gallery Jan Murphy Gallery, has exhibited nationally and won several awards.

Jason will use local timbers to create an intricate and layered pattern – much like a three-dimensional timber tapestry – which will act as an inviting and luxurious entrance to the boutique towers.

Jason’s unique style of timber treatments including cutting, shaving, sanding and painting timbers will create a tapestry of the past in a contemporary form.



Adrian Clifford

Glass Façade

Local artist group, Rinzen, whose works have been exhibited at the Louvre, have also created a large-scale abstracted graphic in the glazed sections of the external façade of the development, which references the trusses and framing of the local warehouses. The Rinzen group currently have large scale artwork installations in Tokyo’s Zero Gate and Copenhagen’s Hotel Fox.

The fritted glass handrails on the Evelyn Street façade create a dramatic reference to the Newstead warehouse framework. The Rinzen group has created a large scale abstracted graphic in the glazed sections, and play with perception, so that when draped over the building, a series of abstract dots become pattern and texture at a personal level, and piece together to form a larger graphic which can only be seen from afar.

Adrian Clifford from Rinzen said “the graphic balustrade that wraps the Evelyn Street façade provides a lightweight external skin to the tower form – it champions the role of the site by taking ordinary images from Newsteads’ history and applying them at billboard proportions”.




Brick Screen

The Newstead Series award winning architects, bureau^proberts, have created a striking sculptural brick façade at the base of the development which is an interpretation of the strong edges that characterise the Newstead suburb.

bureau^proberts’ reinterpretation of the brickwork is taken from the surrounding warehouse typology and creates a fragmented pattern delivered from the simple decorative brick patterns of the 19th Century and responds to the triangular trussed forms of existing buildings awhile creating a permeable screen to allow the living spaces beyond to engage with the street whilst maintaining private usable spaces.

The bespoke brick screens allow dappled natural sunlight into courtyards during the day whist creating a lantern lighting effect at night.