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.
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.