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Monumental sculpture ready for crowds

23 Aug 2017

The Architects of Air’s world-famous Arboria luminarium – a monumental pneumatic walk-in sculpture – will go on display at USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs on Friday 25 August.

USC and Insite Arts are presenting this free exhibition from 25 August to 3 September as part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s annual Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture.

Designed by Alan Parkinson, the immersive and interactive sculpture is dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’ and designed to evoke wonder at the beauty of light and colour.

The Arboria luminarium will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Those who missed out on registering for online tickets are advised that walk-up tickets will be available each day of the exhibition. Early arrival is encouraged as some waiting time may be experienced, particularly on weekends.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the 10-day Arboria exhibition was a gift from USC to the local community – in much the same way the University’s Imaginarium had been in recent years – and was likely to be viewed by more than 10,000 people on the Coast.

Further details about the exhibition, which is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties, are available online

Terry Walsh

Aboria Luminarium on campus

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