News | 22 August 2018

Sculpture shows the ties that bind

Weave

It's all about community connection. This is the message of the new sculpture unveiled last week at the Discovery Point development at Wolli Creek.

It's all about the community connection. 

This is the message of the new sculpture unveiled last week at the Discovery Point development at Wolli Creek. 

Called Weave, the sculpture by industrial artist and designer Geoff Farquhar-Still has been installed by Frasers Property Australia

The copper and stainless steel sculpture is made of overlapping and overlaying flat bars which reflect the complex woven nature and intersections of communities, Mr Farquhar-Still said. 

This is his third artwork to be installed in the open spaces at Discovery Point. 

The others, Joy Flight and Reeds were both unveiled in 2017. 

Weave has been designed to reflect and polish the light at Discovery Point, he said. 

"It aims to enhance how residents use the Village Green.

"People can experience the place and seek shade or light around it in their own way," he said.

Mr Farquhar-Still hopes Weave will inspire residents to feel connected and own the space as their own. 

Weave is inspired by the native mangrove swamps of adjacent Cooks River. 

"The artwork allows for views through the structure of the branches, where it is possible to imagine a protective women enclosure for local wildlife," he said. 

"The wrong objects in the wrong space tend to get vandalised or ignored so the piece needed to be of the community. 

"By inoculating it with creativity, people can own a space as their own."