OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
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.
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.
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.
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."