Skygate, is the first fully integrated airport development of its kind in the world, incorporates business, retail, sport, entertainment and leisure in one complex spanning over 80 hectares within Brisbane Airport City.
Gemma Smith worked with UAP to develop a landmark sculpture for the Spine Park that connects the Skygate’s commercial precinct with hotels and Airtrain station.
Smith’s gallery practice, strongly based in the consideration of colour and geometry, was extrapolated to create Synchro. Smith created a series of adaptable folding sculptures that referenced architectural or shelter-like shapes. The resulting sculpture is a 4 metre high architectural space that contrasts with the open landscape, injecting colour and vitality into the urban environment.
Gemma Smith is represented by Sarah Cottier Galley in Sydney, Milani Gallery in Brisbane, and Starkwhite in Auckland
Image credit: Esther Adams