Journal

Sarah Sze at the UAP foundry with the steel armature and several of the 130 pieces of polished stainless steel that make up “Fallen Sky.”

At Storm King, New Works Faced a Challenging Birth

Sarah Sze is a globally renowned artist who has represented the United States at the Venice Biennale and whose work is displayed in permanent collections at some of the world’s greatest museums.

“Oracle,” a 25-foot-tall bronze statue, is one of more than 100 works by Sanford Biggers on display at Rockefeller Center. “It’s the first time we’ve invited an artist to take over the entire campus,” an official of the company that owns the center said.

In New York and More, Public Art Is Taking on Thorny Social Issues

Supported by government programs and private donors, art is proliferating in the public square.

Street Furniture and Streetscape Elements for the Public Realm

Street Furniture and Streetscape Elements for the Public Realm

Our street furniture collection designed by established creatives can be easily purchased ‘off-the-shelf.’ All of our products are well-designed and well-made, drawing upon UAP’s strength in design and fabrication capabilities.

Selfie Panda Goes Viral

Selfie Panda Goes Viral

Panda-mania materialized! A "Selfie Panda" sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman debuted recently in the city of Dujiangyan in southwest China's Sichuan province, and may well become the new mecca for selfie and panda lovers alike.

Finding the Soul of Public Art in the 21st century

Finding the Soul of Public Art in the 21st century

Every one of us has endured to some degree during this pandemic. Many of us at the Rock Tavern shop has struggled through the contraction of the virus and prevailed.

Ten Times Public Art Transformed New York City

Ten Times Public Art Transformed New York City

For more than 40 years, Public Art Fund has brought the world’s most renowned creative forces to an audience of New York City locals and visitors alike through ambitious free exhibitions, offering the public powerful encounters with art and the urban landscape.

Introducing Art Makers: Bringing to Life New Works of Art

Introducing Art Makers: Bringing to Life New Works of Art

A breakthrough financing vehicle and investment framework bringing to life new works of art aimed to help artists, galleries and commissioning bodies.

Specialist foundry UAP aims to "Make Art Happen"

Specialist foundry UAP aims to "Make Art Happen"

UAP is an international production and metal workshop that is responsible for creating everything from large-scale public art or architecture commissions to the iconic Oscars statuettes for the Academy Awards.

Incredible Things Issue One

Incredible Things Issue One

Looking back at some the incredible things we have delivered recently in Australia, China, the United States and the Middle East.

The Best Public Art of 2020

The Best Public Art of 2020

To celebrate the resounding power and meaning of public art, the art-and-design fabrication company UAP has released its annual list of the year’s best public art.

Five Mile Radius: Build With What You've Got

Five Mile Radius: Build With What You've Got

Living in a world where architecture has minimal impact on the environment through the application of appropriate design, materials and technologies while also ensuring ongoing benefits for future occupants in the form of comfort, wellbeing and energy efficiency has been the lifeblood of Brisbane-based architecture and design studio, Five Mile Radius.

Sebastian Moody and His World Full of Meaning

Sebastian Moody and His World Full of Meaning

He is in the business of making compelling stories that connect with audiences. The power of storytelling is central to Sebastian’s work with the prominence of using characteristic text works that speak to the public as messages in communal transitionary spaces, such as vehicular underpasses and building walls.

Leonie Rhodes: Authenticity, Identity, and Connection Over Standing Out From  the Crowd

Leonie Rhodes: Authenticity, Identity, and Connection Over Standing Out From the Crowd

An award-winning Non-binary artist and facilitator from South London, now working from Brisbane on unceeded Jagera and Turrbal land.

Griffith University and UAP Partner to Create Public Art 360

Griffith University and UAP Partner to Create Public Art 360

In a world-first, the research and innovation team at the Griffith University and the curatorial team at UAP are developing a comprehensive and holistic research tool to evaluate the impacts and benefits of public art.

Indigenous Architects, Artists to Lead Redevelopment of Cook’s Landing Place

Indigenous Architects, Artists to Lead Redevelopment of Cook’s Landing Place

Alison Page and Nik Lachajczak, in collaboration with UAP, brings to life 'The Eyes of the Land and Sea' at Captain Cook's landing place in Kamay Botany National Park. The monumental artwork symbolises both the ribs of the Endeavour and the bones of a whale (a Gweagal totem).

For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”

25 Years of Making

25 Years of Making

Since our founding in 1993, we’ve worked to create a place for emerging and established creatives to develop ideas, investigate materiality, deliver projects, and extend their practice.

Design Robotics: ‘a Lifetime of Summers’ by Nike Savvas

Design Robotics: ‘a Lifetime of Summers’ by Nike Savvas

An immersive and multi-colored sensorial experience was commissioned by Lendlease in 2019, as a permanent hanging art installation atop the ground floor of The Exchange – Sydney’s latest architectural icon and platform for creative innovation. Urban Art Projects (UAP) was instrumental throughout the design, fabrication and installation of this optically exquisite piece.