UnitedVisualArtists are a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation. Based in the UK, installations such as Speed Of Light celebrates the tenth anniversary of broadband in the UK. Stripped back to its essentials, optical fibre is a thin strand of glass, with nothing more than a flickering beam of light traveling along it. United Visual Artists have used this beam as the starting point for the work.
Two of their newest installations can now be seen in Toronto at the new Maple Leaf Square.
While in Sydney we visited the suburb of Woollahra and fell upon one of the most incredible butcher shops we have ever seen during our travels.
Victor Churchill is a temple of meat, literally. Cowhide wrapped walls behind glass, a "cold room" even Dexter would envy, and floor to ceiling Himalayan Salt Brick.
Designed by Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design, this a must see while in Sydney.
Recently winning a bid to design the largest piece of public art in London for the 2012 Olympics, Anish Kapoor is an Indian sculptor who gained international acclaim with exhibits at the Tate Modern and Hayward Gallery. A body of work that is neither pure sculpture nor pure architecture Kapoor recently announced Tees Valley "Giants" which will be the worlds five largest sculptures.
Walking Men 99™ was a site-specific Public Art Installation by Maya Barkai, surrounding the constructionsite of the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC’s Downtown area, a photographic collage of 99 pedestrian traffic-light icons collected from around the world. The installation remained on display for one year, starting January 16th, 2010 through January 15th, 2011.
Years ago I was fortunate enough to be at the opening of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I'll never forget the excitement of the crowded palazzo as they watched in amazement the fountain in front of the hotel. WET Design of California who designed the fountain has now outdone themselves in Dubai as well. Thousands of jets thunder below the surface shooting water hundreds of feet into the sky while dancing to music. Breathtaking.
Napa Valley may be know for is wine and sheer natural beauty by Merus Wines has raised the bar for design. Critically acclaimed wines made in small batches paired with dynamic design make the perfect pairing for any occasion. Uxus Design of Amsterdam transformed this amazing space from Cellar to Stellar.
Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney Australia is an incredible outdoor art exhibition on the walk between Bondi and Tamara Beaches. It takes place once a year and I was fortunate enough to be in Sydney during this time. I was amazed at the sheer beauty of the art surrounded by breathtaking landscape of Sydney's eastern beaches. This is a must see event for any traveler down under!