UAP STUDIO was engaged by developer Grocon to deliver the public art program for the new Australian Tax Office building at 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Artist Robyn Backen developed a light work for the building’s upper terrace area, visible from a range of vantage points around the city.
While sitting in harmony aesthetically with the building’s elegant and contemporary design, Night Watch calls upon the history of the previous building on this site – the old H.Pole Printery, founded in 1915. Night Watch generates messages that are visible to the public via a low emissions LED lighting system. The work functions as a beacon, a signal or a clock tower, generating messages and pulses to capture attention.