South Bank Corporation has showcased its latest attraction in the redevelopment of the Arbour View Café buildings, located at Tribune Street within the Parklands. A digital centrepiece named ‘Flowstate’ combined with a new performing arts stage and open space is aimed to revitalise this particular space of Southbank and that has taken the last 6 months to complete.
Designed by ENESS, Flowstate is a one of its kind structure, resembling both an artwork and sculpture that will provide unique visual display within Southbank for minimum of 18 months. Nimrod Weis, Creative Director of ENESS states, “We’re proud to share one of our most technologically complex, biggest works in the public realm to date. We’re also excited to observe the way people from all walks of life naturally react to the work and each other”.
– Creative urban responsive art
– Relaxing lawn zone
– Performing arts area
– 18 month – 3 year duration
– Temporary ‘pop up’ Structure
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Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning stated, “Flowstate, named after the term ‘flow’ referring to the state of peak performance that artists and athletes reach, is yet another gem in the iconic South Bank setting”. “South Bank’s lush parkland hosts more than 11 million visitors, both local and interstate, and delivers unique experiences to the community. This new innovative architectural redevelopment will enrich every visitor’s South Bank experience”. Mr Dick said.
The Southbank – Flowstate project is spread over 3,000sqm of parkland and is made up of three zones providing a creative podium for Queensland’s independent arts sector and forms part of the cultural contribution South Bank Corporation will have towards 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Dr Catherin Bull, South Bank Corporation Chair stated, “Flowstate would be set against the iconic South Bank backdrop and would inspire those who experience it. To deliver the program, South Bank Corporation is working with precinct partners such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Griffith University, as well as broader partners including UPLIT, the Festival 2018 Games Cultural Program, Circa and Metro Arts”.
Centre Stage & Public Space – Artist Impression
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