CBD North Art Works.

almost 7 years ago

Michelle Nikou
Site 5: Paper Bag – North Terrace SA Museum
The location and the numerous ‘heads on plinths’ that line North Terrace generated the concept for this work.
‘Brown Paper Bag‘ is a contemporary and quirky take on ‘the establishment of success’. I considered shyness, anonymity and the feeling of not wanting to be seen– or perhaps even negating the pressure to be great. I thought of ‘stepping out’ as a kind of anti-act – a refusal. Whilst this work has a kind of serious undercurrent, it is also, perhaps foremost, humorous and playful. There is something most charming about little people who play with the anonymity of putting a brown paper bag over their heads–moving in circles and bumping into things.



 Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa
Site 6: Branchrack - Botanic Gardens Entrance
The botanic garden is a place that celebrates plants. We wanted to make a bike rack using plants but that wouldn’t be so hardy. So we opted for the next best thing; a bike rack made directly from a bronze cast tree branch. When we got to site and saw that there was a row of standard bike racks already there, we decided to model the branch rack into a similar form so that the artwork could come as a surprise at the end of the line




Michelle Nikou
Site 7: (Bronze) Parking Pole – Hindley Street
This work will mirror what exists beside it but perform a ‘softening of the rules’. It was not possible to construct a conceptually difficult work in such a fast paced zone however in the most gentle of ways I hope to shift perception with ambience of material and humour. Bronze always says ART and in this way the material is able to insert itself into a ‘dictated space’ -­? changing the paradigm and presenting no rules. From the experience of having parked in the spaces just near this zone I realise they require some inspection to avoid a fine. Adding to the mix of that inspection is a blank – a blank made from traditional artists’ materials – it has no instruction on it and therefor remains a space to project oneself onto – appreciable in today’s graphically overloaded world.



Greg Healey & Gregg Mitchell - Groundplay
Site 8: Untitled - Rundle Street
Rundle Street is fast becoming a high street fashion shopping destination and our pair of interlinked coat hangers acknowledges and celebrates this. Shaping the hooks of the hangers into heads was intended to give them character and pay homage to Joff and Rasak of Miss Gladys Sym Choon, recognised pioneers of fashion and Rundle Street Culture.



 

Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa
Site 9: Perspective – Tandanya
We wanted our bike rack/artwork to be a gentle reminder:
•    That someone has been here before
•    That time will change your perspective
•    That we are inexorably linked to the land and the sky
We have installed two differently shaped bike racks. Each bike rack has a shadow of a bike sandblast into the ground below it, as if the bike is still there. The shadow images have been taken at different times of the day; one long shadow from early morning and the shortened shadow of early afternoon.
The bike rack shapes accentuate the point, one being low and long and the other tall and thin.

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