This year the Cultural Precinct will play host to a collection of inspiring and thought provoking art installations and activations.
Local artists and designers have joined arms to create a series of large scale outdoor public artworks at the very intersection of science and art – wander through the Cultural Precinct on this informal trail and explore!
Artist: Sue Loveday
An interactive art space and opportunity to collaborate with artist, Sue Loveday in a future world where every last piece of the trees we harvest are used and enjoyed. Sue has carefully reclaimed the materials for this artwork from skip bins around Brisbane, preparing them for their new use. The blocks sourced for this piece will then be reused by Sue in the next art project creating a circular economy of artistic proportions!
Participants are invited to choose their timber blocks and experiment with these objects to build components that will be added to the framework of a large wood Koala figure. As the festival continues the Koala is brought to life through the creative efforts of the community of rescuers, while contemplating how important trees are to wildlife and humans.
Artist: Kirsten Baade
Materials: Reclaimed plastic waste, steel
Australian white ibises, known colloquially as ‘bin chickens’, are a Brisbane icon. Their dirty feathers, leathery heads and pointy beaks are abundant around South Bank where they can be seen scrounging through trash and stealing chips.
Ibises are widely disliked, however, they haven’t always been ‘filthy trash birds’. Ibises are in fact native to Australian wetlands. As we destroy their habitats though, they are forced to adapt to city environments. Scavenging from bins and landfills is one way that ibises have adapted to survive.
This sculpture reflects an appreciation of our beautiful native ibis and its ability to adapt.
This woven artwork is an interpretation of Professor Ed Hawkins’s ‘warming stripes’ graphic. The weave visually represents the change in average annual temperatures in Australia from 1910 to 2019, with each year being represented by a vertical stripe.
Blue tones represent annual temperatures below the average, while red tones are temperatures above the average. The resulting work visually highlights the extent and pace of global warming, prompting reflection on our current trajectory.
All fabrics are second hand and mostly donated by supporters of this project. #showyourstripes
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