This concept for the Helensvale Library and Community Cultural and Youth Centre celebrates books, the soul of the library, while using birds to connect it to the unique qualities of the local environment. Both birds and books are symbols of freedom. Freedom can be achieved in many ways- through learning, through self expression and through discovery. All can be supported through a community network that respects and encourages these pursuits.
The artwork is located in the Public Plaza, forming a back drop to the activity of the out door space. It is applied to the wall creating interest deep within the space and drawing people to engage with it. As with the welcoming nature of the library the artwork will be accessible to all, day and night.
Client - Gold Coast City Council
Architect - Larz Nimmo
Fabricated and installed by Urban Art Projects