Australian Artist Emily Floyd collaborated with UAP (uapcompany.com) to deliver her artwork, Allegory of a Cave, for One Parramatta Square (1PSQ), a new commercial development in Sydney’s west. The artwork is the result of a Public Art Masterplan and curation process conducted in partnership with City of Parramatta and in collaboration with artist and curator, Callum Morton. Floyd’s work is comprised of 104 square aluminium blocks of varied heights and colours, suspended in a grid beneath the exterior soffit of the 1PSQ building.
Taking its title from the Greek philosopher Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’, Floyd utilises her signature bold and colourful shapes to gesture towards experimental approaches in educational philosophies and open ended enquiry. Creating her own interpretation of a ‘knowledge cave’, Floyd’s work affirms the precinct as an optimistic public space and a centre for information and knowledge production.
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