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MudMap Studio is a Broome based practice that specialises in community driven public art and landscape architecture.  We collaborate with community and stakeholder groups to create public art and landscapes that respond to site and are embedded in place and community.

Good design is about listening.  Through an open design process, we listen and learn from the people we’re designing with.  This collaborative process ensures that the projects we manage tell a unique story, and share knowledge of place.

public art projects 

Landscape architecture projects


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MudMap Studio services include:

  • Concept design;

  • Master planning;

  • Detailed design and specification;

  • Project costing and review;

  • Project management and contract administration;

  • Public art coordination;

  • Community art facilitation;

  • Strategic stakeholder and community engagement;

  • Events management including workshops and presentations;

  • Strategies and research; and,

  • Cultural management planning.

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Vanessa margetts, Founding Director

Vanessa Margetts, Founding Director of MudMap Studio, has over ten years of experience working in Broome, and takes every opportunity to learn more about this unique part of the world.  Vanessa brings design and visual arts experience to her work gathered while working with communities around Australia and overseas in Denmark, East Timor, India, Honduras, Columbia and Brazil.

Vanessa is recognised as a leading figure in Australian landscape architecture, selected as one of the 'Top 10 Emerging Voices' in the profession by Landscape Australia.

See Vanessa's CV here.


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