All Eyes on Us – The Commonwealth Star, embraces the idea of celebration. It captures the sense of beginning – an explosive, spontaneous quality. The title is slightly tongue in cheek, It plays on the brash, confident and youthful culture of the Gold Coast but also commemorates a moment in time when the Commonwealth, and the rest of the world does focus its gaze on us as Australians.
photo Callie Mashall
The sculpture reflects colours, bursting form and vitality of tropical flowers, along with surfboards as a symbol for a vibrant coastal culture.
This work was designed as a collaboration between Stuart Green and Ben Price
All Eyes on Us during test erection a Swarbrick Technologies Western Australia prior to shipping and final installation on site
final engineering checks before erection on site
All Eyes on Us was commissioned by Festival 2018 as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games through the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast