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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.

UAP + Polich Tallix

UAP + Polich Tallix

UAP and Polich Tallix were both born out of similar philosophies and values: a dedication to craftsmanship, continued support of the creative vision, and a devotion to exceptional collaboration, all delivered with finesse and enthusiasm.

From a Tucked-Away New York Town, This Facility Brings Large-Scale Art to Life

From a Tucked-Away New York Town, This Facility Brings Large-Scale Art to Life

UAP is making an unmissable mark on public space in American cities, fabricating outdoor art and installations from a buzzy foundry upstate.

The Best Public Art of 2019

The Best Public Art of 2019

From Times Square in New York to the Parisian gardens of Petit Palais, artists summoned international attention in 2019 through fresh public artworks. The most incisive sculptures, penetrating light installations, and eye-opening murals spurred meaningful discussions around identity, politics, climate change, and community, while, at times, inspiring awe as well.

The Best Public Art of 2018

The Best Public Art of 2018

For the third year running, the art-and-design studio and foundry UAP has compiled a list of the most compelling public artworks and initiatives around the globe.

The Shanghai Art Factory That’s Constructing Massive Public Artworks

The Shanghai Art Factory That’s Constructing Massive Public Artworks

One of the jewels of Ai Weiwei’s “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”—the sprawling Public Art Fund project the Chinese artist mounted across New York City last fall—was a gleaming steel cage that sat within the arch at Washington Square Park. The work quickly became a destination for droves of locals and tourists alike, but few likely knew that the work itself was made in a factory on the other side of the globe, in a suburb of Shanghai, China.

From Ai Weiwei to Zheng Lu: meet UAP, the Dream Builders Bringing Art to Life on a Grand Scale

From Ai Weiwei to Zheng Lu: meet UAP, the Dream Builders Bringing Art to Life on a Grand Scale

How UAP founders Daniel and Matthew Tobin and their team have been bringing artworks to life in major sculptural projects across the globe.