Presented by BLEACH*
Take an evening stroll as the North Burleigh foreshore glows, lit up by incandescent sculptures suspended overhead from the trunks and branches of the Norfolk Pines.
Inspired by the delicate form of the coastal banksia flower, Light Flower was created by architect and designer Kevin O’Brien, a descendant of the Kaurereg and Meriam Mir peoples of Far North Queensland. As you walk on the grass under the seaside canopy, gaze up into the boughs and enjoy the luminous beauty of this site-specific installation celebrating our native flora.
Kevin O’Brien is founder of Kevin O'Brien Architects and principal at BVN. Kevin comes from Brisbane and identifies as a descendent of the Kaurareg and Meriam people of north-eastern Australia. Betweeen Kevin O’Brien Architects and BVN comes a complex body of work based on the understanding that an idea is required in order to pursue genuine architecture. For Kevin, that idea is “Finding Country.” Kevin developed the idea of “Finding Country” in an exhibition that was shown at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. It addresses the questions of urban settlement and territory, questions that Kevin has pursued through four spheres of action: profession, academia, creative practice and community service.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.