Type: Public art Location: Helensvale Library and Community and Cultural Centre Client: Gold Coast City Council Architect: LahzNimmo
Faraway, Here draws upon the local environment and community context of the Helensvale Library and is integrated with the architecture creating a seamless, thoughtful and identifiable placemaking elements in the urban landscape. This artwork was nominated for the Art and Architecture Award for the Queensland Architecture Awards 2014 by Lahz Nimmo Architects.
A host of bird species fly, every year, from the far reaches of the planet to Helensvale’s local wetlands. They gather in commune to rest and nest. In a similar way stories, knowledge and ideas from every corner of the globe gather in the library for all to access. Libraries are truly inclusive places and Faraway, Here celebrates the freedom symbolised by birds, books and knowledge.