Narrowing hundreds of works down to seven is an ask and all CBB-centric, also means that every one else not selected is somewhat miffed. I sent a thank-you to Nadia on FaceBook and she opened up about her selection being a highly personal one and how she loved the ‘net’ and its integration into the architecture itself. Here are her words: Here is the link.

4. Barbara Heath
Walk a bit further up William Street and you’ll find this beguiling work by Brisbane artist, Barbara Heath. Best known for her exquisite jewellery designs that have a distinct architectural quality, this large-scale sculptural work almost looks like a piece of jewellery that has been taken to a new level.
Where: The Neville Bonner Building, William Street, Brisbane
This work is indeed a scaled-up version of one of Barbara’s hand made 18ct Palladium White Gold ‘chain mesh’ bracelets and is the result of a great working collaboration with architects; Donovan Hill – some serious research into the earlier use of the site, relationships with engineers and fabricators and the office of Arts Queensland back in 1999. The piece has been written up by Phil Brown, Julia Ross and was incorporated into a double page spread in a global architectural review by Phaidon Press (10 critics x 100 architects) – here. Our public art powerpoint is an easy download – here.