Arborous Ornthica - The Birdtree

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dc.contributor.author Spurr, S
dc.contributor.author Rivard, T
dc.contributor.editor Council, SS
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:03:23Z
dc.identifier.citation The Birdtree
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12185
dc.description.abstract Background This artwork was commissioned by South Sydney City Council for their new administration centre at Lawson Square, Redfern. The councils aim was to acquire a public art piece that would be representative of the diversity of the community. The design was for a whimsical, larger-than-life, multi-media tree of fantastical birds grown from the imaginations of the councils inhabitants. Contribution - Tom Rivard and myself were the artists, co-ordinators and managers of the project (50% workload each). The design of each bird was generated by the local community and the construction of each bird was collaboration with local artists. The project demanded the organization of a wide range of collaborators for its production: council, sound artists, structural engineers and builders, local artists, local community groups and school children. Significance The artwork was part of the preliminary research for my doctorate on Performative Architecture, which focused on bodily relationships to built environments. The Birdtree explored how people connect to and understand public art. The project was successful in engaging the local community on several levels, engendering a sense of ownership of the artwork. This was achieved through the interactive sound-scape, its location across a variety of viewing points and, most importantly, its design by community participation.
dc.publisher South Sydney Council
dc.subject Public Art, Sydney, Community Art Projects
dc.subject Public Art, Sydney, Community Art Projects
dc.title Arborous Ornthica - The Birdtree
dc.type Exhibition
dc.parent The Birdtree
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Permanent Artwork en_US
dc.publocation Permanent Artwork
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Architecture en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120302 Design Innovation
dc.personcode 034232 en_US
dc.personcode 0000050324 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Innovation en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20040101 en_US
dc.date.activity 2004-01-01
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Public Art, Sydney, Community Art Projects en_US
dc.description.keywords Public Art, Sydney, Community Art Projects
dc.staffid en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design


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