As night falls, the foreshore at Justins Park is set aglow. Wander through the Norfolk Pines, illuminated by light sculptures, suspended from the trunks and branches above.
Architect and designer Kevin O’Brien, a descendant of the Kaurereg and Meriam Mir peoples of Far North Queensland, in partnership with UAP, has created a series of inter-connected light installations inspired by the delicate form of the coastal banksia flower. Take an evening stroll through the park, breathe deep the fresh sea air and enjoy the incandescent beauty of this 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. Kevin O’Brien Architects is merging with BVN and with it 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.
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