New images have just been released of the Internationally significant public artwork that will welcome visitors to HOTA, Home of the Arts. The J-shaped landing of the soon to be completed Green Bridge will feature a striking three-dimensional façade that extend over the edge of the lake.
The folded form and golden hue represents the colour of the sun on the Nerang River over the past 40 million mornings, as artist Warren Langley responded to themes of water and open hands to underpin the notion of past, present and future.
Warren Langley and Jess Austin used three-dimensional software for the design and worked closely with the bridge contractor, Georgiou Brady Joint Venture, to make their vision a reality.
When the sun goes down it will be lit and become a dazzling night-time beacon as the entire work effectively rebuilds itself In the water surface.
You can read more about the Green Bridge on Council’s website here.
About Warren Langley
In a career spanning over 35 years, artist Warren Langley has been creating site specific public art. He’s known for his use of light as a principal design element to create public art interventions which undergo day to night transformations and his work blurs the boundaries between sculpture, architecture and engineering.
Langley’s oeuvre addresses the notion of sight/site, both visual and contextual and his portfolio of artworks for the built environment use all manner of materials, although he is most well-known for his large scale works in light and glass.
He’s designed major projects in locations as diverse as the Australian Parliament House; the Maison de la Opera, Amiens, France; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tacoma, USA, the Australian Pavilion at the 2011 Shanghai World Expo and Hong Kong airport. This body of work has been delivered for a broad range of government, corporate and private clients.
In 1996 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts and has been afforded international recognition for many large-scale works using glass and light as preferred materials. In 2010 he was a finalist, in the Art in the Working Place category at the International Architecture Symposium in Barcelona.
40 million mornings will be a landmark artwork that welcomes visitors to HOTA and will make it much easier to get here when the green bridge opens in early 2020.