Ryan Renshaw Gallery is again hosting Art for Eva to raise funds for Eva D’Souza who suffers from the neurodevelopment disorder, Rett Syndrome.
Expressions of Interest are now open for a public artwork commission by Brimbank City Council. The commission is for a permanent public artwork, or series of works to activate public spaces around their community facilities at the Sunshine Town Centre.
The nine-story, 5000m² kinetic facade of the Brisbane Airport Domestic car park, formally opened in August, is the result of a three-way collaboration between American artist Ned Kahn, Urban Art Projects (UAP) and Hassell (Sydney).
The city of Port Hedland recently commissioned artists to deliver a creative children’s play area for an extension to its Cemetery Beach Park along the foreshore. UAP with FORM facilitated skills development workshops with artists from the Spinifex Hill Artists collective which delivered the three commissioned concepts for integration into the park.
UAP and FORM were invited by LandCorp to develop an overarching Art Strategy for LandCorp’s Baynton West housing development in Karratha, Western Australia. Baynton West is set to become a benchmark public art project, placing it at the forefront of residential and community development in the Pilbara. In partnership, UAP and FORM combined the strengths and experience of both organisations with that of an established group of artists in the local community – Roebourne Art Group (RAG). UAP and FORM facilitated a workshop process which included a series of tailored sessions with participating RAG artists, which provided a unique platform for the professional development of the RAG artists and for the selection of artists and artworks for the project. Artists whose concepts were chosen for the project include Wendy Warrie, Janine Samson, Gavin Snook and Violet Samson, with a number of their works currently in progress in UAP's Brisbane foundry.
Noosa Regional Gallery is hosting a professional development workshop that teaches artists how to best utilise the media to enhance their practice. During the workshop, artists will be introduced to the communications mix or the range of ways they can use the media to effectively convey their desired message. In addition to identifying different way to use the media, participants will gain some valuable practice in developing a media plan and writing a media release. See full post below for further information.
Urban Art Projects has recently been involved in a number of projects within the healthcare sector namely, Gold Coast University Hospital and Brisbane's Mater Mothers' Hospital. Curator Renai Grace of Positive Solutions worked with each hospital to implement an integrated and broad art strategy to deliver artworks that achieved their respective visions. The result was a series of works that recognise art as being fundamental to an environment that fosters wellness during a patient's hospital stay, improving their experience as well as those of staff and family visitors to the hospital. UAP was engaged by each hospital via Positive Solutions to deliver the Design and Construction programs. UAP has also worked closely with artists Sebastian Di Mauro and Carly Kotynski on their successful commissions at two Queensland hospitals. Commissioned by Logan Hospital, Sebastian approached UAP to assist with the fabrication of his piece, 'Undulant' for the hospital's Maternity Ward. The work uses large-scale curved forms covered in faux turf to transform the otherwise non-descript waiting room area of the child and maternal healthcare centre. Proving popular with visitors of all ages, the artwork successfully enlivens a potentially clinical atmosphere, transforming it into a fun and interactive zone. Carly Kotynski was successfully chosen by Robina Hospital to create a public artwork for its Boulevard Courtyard. Carly employed the help of UAP in fabricating her design of six cast aluminium pieces, finished with applied enamel and mosaic tiles. Her sculptural elements are based upon the seeds of plants used for modern pharmaceutical purposes. This creates a strong connection between the artwork and the hospital environment it has been created for. Pictured above is ‘...And all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands.’ by Marisa Molin for Mater Mothers Hospital. See full post below for images of other UAP Healthcare projects.
Temporary art festival, Art with Altitude recently saw Brisbane's Airport Village transformed into an engaging public art space. Co-curated by UAP Senior Curatorial Lead Natasha Smith and Brisbane curator and artist Megan Cope, the week-long festival invited the public to engage with a unique collection of temporary installations responding to the festival theme of LAND to SKY and BEYOND, exploring concepts of flight, transition, movement and the atmosphere. Live music by a number of Brisbane based groups, roving performances by Flipside Circus, children’s theatre performances and workshops, combined with the colourful and interactive installations, made for an energetic and enticing atmosphere, irresistible to younger visitors and families. See full post below for more Art with Altitude images.
Artist Lindy Lee recently stopped by UAP's Brisbane foundry to continue her experimention with metals in her practice. During a visit earlier this year, Lindy worked with members of the workshop team to solder patterns into sheet metal. On her recent visit she explored the use of metal pouring to create unique and inimitable shapes out of molten silicon bronze. Lindy will continue to work closely with UAP in the coming months, as she was recently chosen to lead a team of artists and designers who will create a brand-new public space in the heart of Sydney's Chinatown. In collaboration with UAP and landscape architects, urban designers and technical experts, Lindy will draw on the principles of Taoist and Buddhist philosophy to create a major new artistic space providing a contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese gardens. See the full post below for more images of Lindy's foundry visit.
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.