Temporary art platform
The temporary art platform (The Platform) is a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games legacy project supported by the Queensland Government and proudly delivered by Brisbane City Council.
Located adjacent to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha (BBGMC) Visitor Information Centre, The Platform features temporary artworks, displayed for up to 12 months.
The current commission Large Arcs by Anna Varendorff, is minimal in form, sweeping upwards towards the sky. It is in contrast to the organic and unpredictable beauty of the plants, both in the work and around it. Its contrast to the foliage gives the opportunity to observe the physical qualities of nearby plants, illuminated through formal and material differences. Made of brass, and finished by hand to a matte sheen that ages to a warm brown, the sculpture darkens and the passing of time is evident as the surrounding plants and the inorganic structure become one.
The artwork is on display from October 2018 to June 2019 and is located outside the Visitor Information Centre.
The previous commission Remainders 20 & 21, by acclaimed Australian artist Jamie North, consists of two cast bronze spheres punctuated with stippled holes allowing living Ficus to bind and grow from the interior. The spheres rest on individual plinths of rough aggregate which in turn rest on The Platform.
The artwork will be relocated in to the BBGMC in the coming weeks.
Expressions of interest
Council invited expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified artists to create a site responsive artwork on The Platform.
The national EOI for the third Platform artwork was held in October 2018.
|1 October 2018||EOI release date|
|26 October 2018||EOI due date|
|19 November - 21 January 2019||Concept design dates|
|February 2019||Commission date|
|June 2019||Artwork installation|
|June 2019 - June 2020||Platform exhibition dates|
|June 2020 - ongoing||Gardens exhibition dates|
For more information phone Council on 07 3403 8888.