Following a successful first week, Brisbane Airport Corporation's free public art event, Art with Altitude is gearing up for its final weekend. Transformed by a number of interactive and contemporary art installations by various artists, Brisbane's Airport Village will continue to host this colourful event until Sunday, September 2. With only two days to go, be sure to come by and experience some wonderful art, as well as a number of exciting activities including a roaming circus performance by the Flipside Circus, children's art workshops and live music by Avaberée.
Urban Art Projects curated the inaugural “Art With Altitude” event to be held at Airport Village, Brisbane Airport from August 24, through to September 2, 2012. This latest addition to the Brisbane annual Arts calendar will feature temporary art installations created by local and interstate emerging and established artists. Each artist will showcase innovative and site-specific works responding to concepts of flight, transition, movement and the atmosphere.
Australian contemporary artist Lindy Lee recently spent time in UAP's Brisbane studio, working closely with our design and construction teams. With a career spanning three decades, Lindy describes this new work as her most “ambitious and liberating yet”. Building on previous works in which she used a soldering iron to burn into paper, Lindy has begun exploring plasma cutting, a similar process in which the paper is replaced with sheets of metal. This transition was made possible after working closely with Jerko Starcevic and Jason Kahl of the UAP construction team in our Brisbane foundry. During her visit, Lindy commented on this collaboration process, saying, "many artists have ideas but need people who are supportive and understand the artist's dialogue. UAP enabled long held ideas and allowed them to be realised."
Public Art Review's 45th issue, 'Parks and Recreation' includes a feature article on playscapes, focussed on growing creativity when it comes to the design of play areas. Featured amongst the list of international examples is UAP's Redfern Park project Lotus Cross, created by Artist Fiona Foley.
Located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, The Residence Hyde Park is the result of a refurbishment of the former NSW Police Headquarters into a prestigious residential precinct. UAP were comissioned by Hutchinsons Builders for their clients Pamada, Galileo and AMP Capital Investments to manage the public art project in alignment with the city of Sydney Public Art policy. The Artist appointed was Sarah Robson, who created a piece titled ‘Calais Deviations’, designed to engage with the building, pedestrian viewers and the surrounding environment as well as existing historical monuments.