Parklands Architectural Artworks
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Continuum’, comprises 72 individual panels—measuring 65 metres as a whole—that collectively communicate a slow transition through themes of time, colour and place.
Entitled ‘Continuum’, the Parklands Architectural Artworks are a set of large format artworks Archipelago were commissioned to create for installation in the foyers of the residential buildings across the Gold Coast Parklands project site.
Comprising 72 individual oversized panels, the work is conceived as a whole; when aligned together, the entire artwork measures some 65 metres long. As the work moves through space, it collectively communicate a slow transition through themes of time, colour and place. Through a circle of geographic and natural landscapes that comprise the region surrounding the Parklands site, the artworks display all the colours of the spectrum, with tints, shades, blacks and whites, as a celebration of the vibrant culture, identity and heritage of the Gold Coast.
The artworks seek to extend the conceptual themes underpinning the overall Parklands project aesthetic in a number of ways: adding to the colour and festivity of the Commonwealth Games in 2018, paying homage to the courageous use of colour on the Gold Coast in the 1960s and 1970s, reflecting the vibrant colour in the regional landscape, including its flora and fauna, and recognising recent architectural movements, both globally and locally, to use colour boldly. The abstract shapes and forms found in the paintings acknowledge local and regional landscape themes including recognition of the mountain-to-coast transect, and the geologically creative impact of the Tweed Volcano. Local native flora and fauna animate the artwork. The hand-painted aesthetic forms the only human reference.
Designed and painted by Mark Haysom from the AAA joint venture of architects involving Archipelago, Arkefield and ARM Architecture.
72 hand-painted individual panels – creating 1 x 65 metre long panel or 18 x 3.6 metre long individual foyer artworks
Grocon. Parklands, Queensland. Completed 2017.