first_imgArtist David Bromley is moving in to the former Peter’s ice cream factory site in West Village.Mr Bromley has taken on the role of artist-in-residence at the iconic landmark, which is being transformed into the $800 million West Village retail and residential development. The painter, sculptor and Archibald Prize finalist will create a series of murals throughout the 2.6ha site, including a huge piece of work on the Factory 1 building facing Melbourne Street that will be visible from the CBD. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “This is the largest single mural that we’ve ever done,” he said.A dedicated studio space on the first floor of the former ice cream factory building has been fitted out with art by David, and his wife Yuge, and it will host new artists who become involved in the ongoing artist-in-residence program. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago West Village at West End is about 90 per cent sold off-the-plan.The historic ice cream factory building is one of two buildings that are being retained and restored as part of developer Sekisui House’s masterplan for West Village.The project comprises a mix of apartments, townhouses and penthouses set within a retail, lifestyle and cultural precinct. West Village at West End is about 90 per cent sold off-the-plan.One of David Bromley’s most vivid childhood memories involves ice cream.He was 15 and working as a sign-writer, painting ice cream trucks in a dust-free room in glistening high-gloss paint.“One of my most formidable experiences was facing up to those big ice cream trucks because they were so fastidiously painted in this high gloss,” he said.So, it seems only fitting the prominent Australian artist should make the former Peter’s Ice Cream Factory in West End his home for the next 12 months. West Village at West End is about 90 per cent sold off-the-plan.Prices range from $398,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to just under $1 million for a three-bedroom penthouse.The studio space at West Village will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm, with artwork available for sale. Artist David Bromley, with wife Yuge, is moving in to the former Peter’s ice cream factory in West End.“We’re already working with an artist called Lucks and we’re also talking to other artists, interior decorators, architects — people with a passion for projects like this,” he said.The studio will also become a hub for future food, fashion and music events. According to project director Andrew Thompson, just over 70 per cent of apartments have sold off-the-plan in the first stage and about 20 per cent have sold in the recently released second stage. “The local market’s responding really well and they’re starting to see the development is not just another apartment building, it’s got a point of difference,” Mr Thompson said.“We are getting a lot of Sydney interest because of the price differential between Sydney and Brisbane so a lot of people are seeing Brisbane as an attractive investment opportunity and also moving to Brisbane because of the affordability.”last_img