Belinda Smith

Belinda Smith

#This Noble Tree

TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA

Australian artist Belinda Smith collaborated with UAP, to create a suspended artwork inside Toowoomba City Library. 

The 60m long artwork represents the trunk of a Hoop Pine tree laid horizontally through the library as a symbol of Toowoomba’s history of the land and its people. The artwork consists of a series of 203 curved plywood sections that mark out the circumference of the symbolic tree. The fluid, elevated work reveals graphic text details applied to the inner surface, and shows fragments of Alan Cunningham’s writings about the Toowoomba district and its native flora.

Within the rectilinear structure of the library environment this curved form extending through the collection halls hangs in contrast. Its length, volume and structure creates a sense of wonder and enquiry.

Belinda Smith

Image credit: Roger D'Souza

#Project summary

Creative

Belinda Smith

Artwork Title

This Noble Tree

Project

Toowoomba City Library

Client

Hutchinson Builders

Year

2015

Location

Toowoomba, Australia

Build

UAP

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