100 Pacific Highway

Submitted by UAP

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Client: Eastview

Location: Sydney, Australia

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Lindy Lee

Art strategy, Design Assist, Fabrication and Installation

UAP Brisbane

Overview

UAP was engaged by Eastview to develop a site-specific commissioned artwork for the refurbished entrance lobby of the 100 Pacific Highway commercial development in Sydney, Australia. Internationally renowned Australian-Chinese artist, Lindy Lee, was unanimously selected for the commission from a shortlist of five commendable Australian artists.

A major centrepiece of the refurbished lobby, the commission resulted in the creation of two unique artworks: Seeds of Birth and Death and The Ripples of 1,000 Elemental Affirmations. Sensitively fixed to the sandstone wall of the interior lobby, Seeds of Birth and Death is an extension of the artist’s ‘flung bronze’ wall pieces, which reference the ancient Chinese practice of ‘flung ink painting’. The Ripples of 1,000 Elemental Affirmations is both a spectacular artistic work, and functional screen. Dividing the middle of the building foyer, the work comprises eight laser-cut stainless-steel panels, layered in a constellation of star-like perforations.

Lindy’s spectacular and sophisticated works shimmer in the light-filled lobby, defining the character and ambience of the interior space, and elevating the experience of those using and passing through the environment.

Goals

Keeping one step ahead of North Sydney’s ever evolving precinct, Eastview and PTW Architects have re-energised the main lobby with a new sophisticated timeless design. Featuring spectacular artwork by Lindy Lee, the lobby shimmers creating a new chic and invigorating space where a balance of work, life and well-being can thrive.

Process

Seeds of Birth and Death and The Ripples of 1,000 Elemental Affirmations. Sensitively fixed to the sandstone wall of the interior lobby, Seeds of Birth and Death is an extension of the artist’s ‘flung bronze’ wall pieces, which reference the ancient Chinese practice of ‘flung ink painting’. The Ripples of 1,000 Elemental Affirmations is both a spectacular artistic work, and functional screen. Dividing the middle of the building foyer, the work comprises eight laser-cut stainless-steel panels, layered in a constellation of star-like perforations.