JAMES AND ELEANOR AVERY

 

Steam Machine

Permanent public artwork
Comissioned by ARIA Property Group and Brisbane City Council's Vibrant Laneways Program
curated by CREATIVEMOVE

Corner Fish Lane and Hope Street, South Brisbane, Australia

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine, Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Steam Machine was commissioned as a permanent public artwork by ARIA Property Group and Brisbane City Council's Vibrant Laneways Program for the Fish Lane precinct, South Brisbane, Australia. Curated by CREATIVEMOVE, Brisbane.

Steam Machine celebrates the industrial and architectural heritage of the Fish Lane precinct.  Two abstracted jets of ‘steam’ make direct reference to the historical Brisbane Steam Laundry and the Eodone Aerated Water Company which were sited nearby.  The stepped abstraction and paired aspect of the artworks are informed by the gabled fronts and art deco style of the local heritage architecture.  The metallic blue colour references the blue glass of water bottles and the perceived ‘colour’ of water. A pop art sensibility communicates the pulsating energy of the area today.

Steam Machine is fabricated from painted rolled and facetted sheet aluminium to create a dynamic lightplay throughout day and night, celebrating contemporary Fish Lane as a vibrant cultural precinct.


Steam Machine
painted aluminium
190 x 210 x 160 cm & 150 x 190 x 130 cm

Fabricated by Stainless Aesthetics, Brisbane, Australia

 

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