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New Sculptures Light Up Brisbane River

A colourful tribute to Hamilton’s aviation past is brightening up Kingsford Smith Drive. Construction is well underway on the upgrade which, when completed, will create an iconic entry statement to the Brisbane CBD. The 1.2 kilometre Riverwalk provides separated pedestrian and cycle paths, with dedicated rest areas that maximise public access to the river. The rejuvenated Cameron Rocks Reserve features new landscaping, lighting, shade shelters, a public barbecue and terrace steps to access the Brisbane River.

Albert Smith Signs were commissioned by Lendlease to manufacture the 10 sculptural beacons designed by artist Kenji Uranishi, with the first beacons already installed along the river pathway. The public art structures enhance the landscape and have been positioned to help visitors find their way and double as path lighting.

The beacons were shaped and welded from 3mm aluminium to Kenji’s design, spray painted to the artists specified colours then finished with a hand rolled coat for ease of paint maintenance. Each beacon was then hand decorated with approximately 300 white polyethylene discs which will retain their porcelain white colour in the outdoor environment. Illumination was provided by four up-lights with white LED’s at the base of each beacon.

At Albert Smith Signs we are experienced in designing, manufacturing and installing numerous public art pieces across Australia – Please view our gallery which features many of the public art projects we have completed.

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