Flourish

Submitted by UAP

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Client: Stockland

Location: Moreton Bay, Australia

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Katrina Tyler

Design Assist, Design Robotics, Art Foundry and Fabrication

UAP Brisbane

UAP

Overview

Renowned Australian artist Katrina Tyler’s artwork Flourish is a richly symbolic installation for Newport Waterside Park, a state-of-the-art recreational park in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland. The artwork builds on the artist’s ongoing body of work and uses material, process and form to explore the activity and diversity of coral species inhabiting and flourishing in new areas of Moreton Bay.

The artwork comprises five pier-like vertical elements, each of which is created from a cluster of hand-beaten discs. Fabricated in laser-cut stainless steel, Augmented Reality technology was used during the welding process to assist with determining the orientation of each disc and consistency across the design. Combined with spouting water jets, the artwork provides a considered yet playful element for a central part of this new waterside development.

Goals

Flourish represents a synergy between core themes in Katrina Tyler's practice and phenomena found within the local environment of Newport Waterside Park in Queensland.

The form, materials and processes explore notions of tidal movements and the activity and diversity of coral species inhabiting and flourishing in new areas of Moreton Bay, offering a metaphor for the new inhabitants of the Newport area.

Process

Katrina Tyler’s artwork Flourish is a free standing artwork steel made of individual stainless steel disks located at Newport Waterside Park, a state-of-the-art recreational park in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland.

The artwork comprises five pier-like vertical elements, each of which is created from a cluster of hand-beaten discs. Fabricated in laser cut stainless steel, Augmented Reality technology was used during the welding process to assist with determining the orientation of each disc and consistency across the design. Combined with spouting water jets, the artwork provides a considered yet playful element for a central part of this new waterside development