BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
Artist and designer Giovanni Veronesi's public art practice is driven by his aspirations to create unique experiences within public spaces that elevate computational design and transcend spectacle and functionalism.
In 2020 Veronesi created Memento Aestates as a love letter to Byron Bay. Sited within the beachside towns Railway Park, Memento Aestates celebrates the nearby beaches, history, and communal memory. The form of the sculpture echoes the native pandanus fruit, while the bold detailing, materials, and finish of the work acknowledges the site's railway heritage.
The artwork's title, Memento Aestates, is Latin for "remember the summers," which speaks to the collective consciousness of the area, known as the ultimate ocean destination and the setting of countless unforgettable memories.
Working closely with Veronesi UAP's Australian team assisted the artist in the making and installation of this incredible project.
Image credit: Andy Macpherson & Rachel See