Big Art

November 2017

S1 Ep6 - Riven With Fire

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An art practice that engages with chance and coincidence and seeks to explore the deep beauties of the universe at work? Sounds tricky - so to turn that into Big Art takes enormous dedication to the most intricate processes at every stage of production - not to mention taking molten bronze well outside the safety zone.

S1 Ep5 - Turbulent Line

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Urban Art Projects land a big local client - the Brisbane Airport Corporation are building a huge new parking station and to cover one side they want a big piece of art. Really big. But the two football field’s size isn’t the only stretch - because the artist commissioned is famous for the riskiest artistic medium of all -...

S1 Ep4 - Felled

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Felled - The struggle of ‘scaling up’ artwork is never more apparent than when you’re starting with a figure barely 30cm tall. When you add the difficulties of handcrafting in clay across the language barrier, then the final results speak both to an extraordinary tenacity of vision and the universality of artistic expressi...

S1 Ep3 - The Beacon

Expired 3.0 12 x
When international clients come calling UAP is keen to rise to the challenge, and when the client is the King of Saudi Arabia, the budget is no problem - rather, its the challenges of deadline and location that have this 60 metre his sculptural tower struggling to rise from the Red Sea.

S1 Ep2 - Bibles And Bullets

Expired 4.3 14 x
UAP’s work with indigenous artists has seen some extraordinary artworks come to life, but expressing in Big Art the dark history of Post Colonial Australia’s occupation by Europeans becomes an even greater challenge when secret messages are being woven into the very material of the artwork itself.

S1 Ep1 - Colours Are The Country

Expired 4.0 13 x
Clients rarely ask more from a piece of art than the Macquarie Group: having spent hundreds of millions in a stunning restoration of a Sydney beaux arts building, the corporation wants to fill the last remaining space - a clunky, inaccessible ten storey light well - with an artwork that will not only look ravishing, it wil...