ASPIRE TO HIGH DESIGN
Art enthusiasts can catch a new sculpture that will be on permanent display at one of Brisbane’s newest residential towers.
Consolidated Properties commissioned Melbourne-based artist Peter Hennessey to create a 12m high sculpture for the foyer of their Spire Residences tower.
Hennessey said he celebrated the development’s artistic design with the installation of a four-storey floral vine, which symbolised the building’s “roots in the past and vision for the future”.
He said the sculpture, Spiral Uplift, was one of his most complex works. “It’s a very detailed piece of work – I wanted to make it so that every time people look at it they see something different, and the dynamics of the sculpture change depending on where it is viewed from,” he said.
“The artwork can be interpreted as a dance between nature and modern technology, and how one does not need to dominate the other.
“In fact, the combination of these elements – organic and built, old and new – is what makes this artwork – and the Spire Residences building, so unique and visually spectacular.”
Also on display are photographer Justin Nicholas’s portraits of the builders involved in the project.
Designed by John Wardle Architects, Spire
Residences, sits at the northern gateway to Brisbane’s business centre, and was named the winner of the Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing at the Queensland Architecture Awards.
The building has only a few apartments left for sale priced from $398,000.
The public can view the sculpture from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Consolidated Properties' Spire Residences tower in the Brisbane CBD features a 12m floral vine sculpture (right) by artist Peter Hennessey.