An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Kate Halling

Metropolitan Manifesto (keep it close)

O'Connell Tce & Lanham Street, Bowen Hills QLD
‘Metropolitan manifesto (keep it close)’ works to explore the ways in which we make sense of our surroundings and experiences within a place through sensory experiences and our understanding of form. As a community dense with diversity, it can at times feel difficult to identify common factors that provide accessible connection between us. Through this work, I aimed to identify one of these common factors; that being our natural response to colour and shape. With this in mind, I worked to explore the idea of responding to a place and experience through abstracted colour and shape. In addition to this, I also wished to reference artist manifestos in the context of the ’metropolitan’ setting. As a manifesto is defined by a declaration of aims and policies, I wished to question this in regards to our personal experience in modern society. Through the intentional colours, shapes, and forms, my design acts as a response to the location of the assigned Traffic Signal Box and wishes to provoke a positive sensory experience.
Box ID: B8042 (View Map Below)
Painted on: February 2018
Awards: Nominated: Overall Winner, Best Adult

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to paint a traffic signal box


You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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