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Artist Florentijn Hofman in our Shanghai Workshop
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UAP collaborates with Artists, Architects, Designers & Developers to bring uncommon creativity to the public realm & expert resources to creativity.

We Curate, Design & Construct.

Miniature or monumental, glittery or gilded, we can & probably have made it or curated it. Our team pushes the levels of innovative fabrication & artisanal craftsmanship.

We seek conversations, share knowledge, continuously engage & collaborate globally.

News & Culture

Industry News December 12

Public Art is Crucial for Cities

“Public art sparks conversations, activates communities, creates memories, celebrates different cultures, drives tourism and enables micro and macro economies” – Dan Tobin, UAP Founder | Creative Director

UAP Founder & Creative Director Dan Tobin speaks with CLADglobal on the benefits of commissioning art for the public realm, and the recent collaboration between UAP, Ai Weiwei and Public Art Fund on the city-wide exhibition ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’ in New York.

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New Collaboration December 11

Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, ‘Nauage’ is Unveiled in Miami

Part of Design Miami‘s Miami Art Week 2017 French designer-duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have unveiled ‘Nuage’, a 109yd (100m) x 5.4yd (5m) high canopy developed and fabricated in collaboration with UAP. The steel and coloured-glass structure manipulate shadow and natural light, engaging with the surrounding environment throughout the day. Read more about our collaboration with the Bouroullec Brothers on Designboom.

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Knowledge Sharing December 7

Art + Architecture

Art in the public realm is increasingly popular, perhaps due to its ability to assist ..MORE

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Knowledge Sharing December 4

Public Art – What is the Point?

Public art comes in many shapes and sizes. From the monumental to the ephemeral, or ..MORE

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Designer in Focus November 29

Plummer & Smith

With over 10 years’ experience, landscape architect Dan Plummer and artist Belinda Smith of Plummer ..MORE

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Project Update November 29

Developing a Brisbane Icon

We’re thrilled to announce UAP are collaborating on a new development in the heart of ..MORE

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Knowledge Sharing November 24

Wahat Al Karama: The Oasis of Dignity

Winning the American Architecture Prize for Cultural Buildings in 2017, and a finalist in the ..MORE

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Knowledge Sharing November 22

Twenty-First Century Places

It is clear that place-making presents new challenges in an increasingly globalised world. For UAP, ..MORE

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Partnership November 13

Sullivan+Strumpf with Lindy Lee at Shanghai’s ART021

Sullivan+Strumpf recently presented the latest body of works by Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee at this year's Shanghai ..MORE

Industry News November 6

Extending Santa Fe’s Art Gallery with Folded Aluminium Corner

Designed by SHoP Architects, the exterior for the new SITE Santa Fe building signals a welcoming gesture to the community, while also serving as an iconic new presence for the institution. Featured on Dezeen the collaboration with SHoP Architects comes straight from our New York studio!

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Industry News October 23

2017 Queensland Exports Awards

It is with great pleasure we announce UAP has been awarded the winner in the Creative Industries category, for the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. This is in recognition of, not only exporting fabricated works and services from our home base in Brisbane, but also recognition of the services a Queensland-based business provides globally. A testament to the growth and sustainability UAP has achieved as a business, we’re humbled by this award and would like to thank all our staff and collaborators who have made this possible. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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Partnership October 18

‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’:
The First Major Exhibition of Richter’s Works in Australia

Widely considered one of the world’s most influential living artists, for over fifty years, Gerhard ..MORE

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