Jennifer Marchant

Jennifer Marchant

#Landlines

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Landlines is an exterior screen that wraps three sides of the of 53 Albert Street creating a ‘veil’ over the existing car park, obscuring the activity behind. Artist Jennifer Marchant initially explored concepts of fabric draping the building. To this idea she overlaid a map, expressed in contour lines, of the landscape stretching toward Brisbane’s southern mountain ranges. The resulting ‘pattern’ is fluid and undulating, but still references the warp and weft of fabric.

The underlying square grid reinforces the map reference and also provides a systemised method of construction and installation. The screen also offers environmental benefits by providing natural ventilation to the car park and reducing the building’s carbon footprint. Landlines has become an iconic work for Brisbane CBD adding interest to
the urban streetscape.

Image credit: Scott Burrows

#Project summary

Creative

Jennifer Marchant

Artwork Title

Landlines

Project

53 Albert Street

Client

Hutchinson Builders and Nettleton Tribe

Year

2008

Location

Brisbane, Australia

Build

UAP

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