Pamela See (QCA PhD candidate) was in Sydney recently for the opening of Architecture on Show. The opening featured David Stevenson of Lacoste + Stevenson Architects in a discussion with Pamela focused on Public Art and Architecture. The talk explored the Red Lantern Information Kiosk in Chinatown in a dialogue between Architect and Artist.
Pamela Mei-Leng See is an Australian artist who practices a contemporary form of Chinese papercutting. Her motifs are regularly translated into a broad range of industrial media.
The Red Lantern brings together sensitive urban design and bespoke artwork to revitalise a prominent public space and embody the essence of the Chinese Community in Australia. In an exchange of ideas, the talk considered the dynamic between Public Art and Architecture and the way professionals from each discipline work together to combine contemporary Australian design with traditional Chinese symbolism and paper cut artistry. The adaptation of the existing pagoda has given new life to this important public space and the discussion also considered the value that collaboration between artists and architects can bring to the delivery of successful public art projects in the City of Sydney.
David Stevenson and Thierry Lacoste commenced Lacoste + Stevenson Architects in 1997 and have established a reputation for innovative solutions to architectural briefs. A diverse range of project types has been undertaken including public and civic architecture, education, industrial and urban design projects.