Congratulations Jodie Haydon – with 18 odd entries you certainly maximised your chances of winning!
Can you see your name???? We’ve had just under 200 entries in our Triffid giveaway. The beautiful, Lucas Salton Triffid, is presently at the packers being ‘fitted’ for a box and having a bed of secure, liquid foam created for it to travel on to it’s final destination. Wherever in the world that may be!
And because we can, the names are in this beautiful Copper Blue bowl and not a hat (the bowl has just been sold – sorry!), as is fitting for an Art Glass giveaway. The winner will be drawn this afternoon and we will contact them via email tomorrow morning prior to posting their name on the Promotion page here.
Thankyou for your support and Good Luck to all who have entered.
‘Look Now, See Forever’ on now at GOMA.
Lucas Salton Design, along with three other brilliant Sunshine Coast Artists – Kirsten Cash, Phil Willy and Russell Anderson - were recently asked to participate in artwork proposals for the third stage of the Noosa Junction Public Art and Placemaking project. This involved site tours as a group with Council to identify areas where artwork would be not just appropriate, but also appreciated. The individual Artists then had 4 weeks to collate their ideas, dig to their creative depths and prepare their designs before presenting to Council and Stakeholders on Monday just passed. Below is Lucas’ presentation – we hope you like it.
As promised, we have further images and some pretty cool footage of the bronzing process applied to the steel sculptures for Noosa Public Art Project. As mentioned in the last post, the lighting components were being installed. Prior to this, the lighting was tested indoors:
We’re very excited about seeing them at night!
Some images and footage of the process of treating the feathers:
Have a great Weekend!
Installation of the lovely ‘Feathers’ has finally occurred in Noosa Junction this morning, starting at around 5.30am.
After one or two obstables and many a 17 hour day from Lucas over the last week, the sculptures were delivered to the site yesterday:
And after the last delivery nearing midnite, Lucas managed to get a bit of sleep ready to be back on site this morning. And installation began:
A lot of work still needs to be completed, the lighting components and landscaping etc which will only add to these very beautiful sculptures. We have some footage of the bronzing process the Feathers received prior to install which I will post tomorrow – it’s fascinating to watch. In the meantime, we hope you love Lucas’ latest work as much as we do.
We were recently approached by Artisan (Craft Qld) to provide 10 Artworks as table centrepieces for this years Export Awards event. Artisan is Qld’s peak organisation for presenting and promoting unique and individual quality crafted design and after a long and wonderful relationship with Artisan, we had no hesitation in supplying the pieces for the night.
Images from the Event above, and the Didactic Board from Qld Export Agency below:
If you’re in Brisbane Artisans retail space - m(art) - is full of divine works and well worth a look and Lucas’ work is also being featured in the lead up to Christmas.
This is a recent update submitted by John Armstrong – Harbinger Consultants - to art+place regarding the progress of the Artworks at Fitzgibbon Chase, Brisbane. It fills in some of the gaps from our last post on Fitzgibbon and also has some lovely images (all image credits to John Armstrong) of the Community workshops lead by Andrea Fisher and Britta Gudd.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED ARTWORK AT FITZGIBBON COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Community Centre being constructed at Fitzgibbon is planned to be the focus of the community activities for the new residents of the development as well as the existing residents from the neighbouring area. The artwork has been designed to involve this community in an inclusive and creative way.
The artwork has two aspects:
Surface design on the central paved access to the Centre - that will be an applied design developed by artist Lucas Salton based on the flight patterns of native bees that will activate the paving and assist in wayfinding to the different facilities of the Centre. The design motifs will vary in intensity and contrast to create an undulating impression.
The concrete slab has been laid and will be honed within the next few weeks – this will reveal the substrate of coloured aggregate and the surface design will then be abrasive blasted onto this surface – the final layout:
The cells will have bronze metal applied to small sections to create a flow pattern across the entire area.
Sculpture modules in the gardens and softscape at the front of the Centre (street frontage across the road from the planned Commercial and Retail Centre) – a series of domes will be constructed and positioned in clusters of varying sizes and heights. The domes will have fibre optic lighting included in the top rim to cast a soft glow into the interior of the domes and illuminate the small sculptural installations each dome contains. At night the domes will emit a soft cone of light upwards and so function as safety and wayfinding aids. The contents of each dome module has been developed by artists Andrea Fisher and Britta Gudd in community workshops with existing and new community members and neighbours including school children. Each dome module will contain a different mini-installation and reflect the particular styles of the artists as facilitators in the workshops – Britta with a young, fun and funky approach using brightly coloured modelling media and Andrea with a cut out template based on natural features of the site and a respectful sense of tradition and history of this land.
The workshops have been completed – Andrea worked with the Koobara Kindergarten children as well as the general community members at Fitzgibbon:
…. and many small sculptural units were created for inclusion in the domes:
Britta worked with students from Taigum State School and general community members at Ftizgibbon:
…. with many small sculptural units being created for inclusion in the domes:
The domes are being fabricated now by Lucas Salton – there are 27 in total ranging in height above the softscape from 50cm to 75cm. Each cast concrete module will have a bronze metal exterior surface which links to the bronze elements in the paving design.
The timeline has been revised because of delays in construction. Estimated completion of the project is end of the year with anticipated launch early February, 2012