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    ‘Universal symbol of humanity’ takes flight in key Australian cities

    Geraldine Chua

    Los Angeles (LA) based artist Colette Miller is bringing her renowned Angel Wings art installation to Australia in four prominent properties in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney throughout September and October.

    First installed in 2012 on building facades in LA, Angel Wings have been featured in many countries across the world, and become a street photography phenomenon.

    Miller creates the Wings using textured acrylic gel paint on top of adhesive vinyl that is then applied to the outside of buildings.

    She was commissioned by Brookfield to create customised Wings for four of its prominent property assets – Brookfield Place Perth, Southern Cross Lane Melbourne, World Square in Sydney’s CBD, and lifestyle precinct King Street Wharf on Sydney’s waterfront.

    Each set of Wings will be different, and created in response to the building location and surrounding streetscape. The artist will use a variety of colours to distinguish each pair, and the positioning of the Wings will also vary between wings up, full flight, and wings down.

    “Australia is such a unique country, this will be my first time here and it has been exciting to design these Wings based on the vision of Australia that I have in my mind,” said Miller.

    “Wings are a universal symbol of humanity, reminding us of the angelic within each and every one of us and I am very excited at bringing them to the other side of the world.”

    The installation is part of Arts Brookfield, which began over 25 years ago in North America, and seeks to engage communities by enlivening public spaces at flagship Brookfeld properties. It has been operating in Australia for two years, and seen in excess of 70 events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

    The Angel Wings exhibition will run from 1 to 30 September in Perth; from 5 September to 9 October in Sydney; and 5 September to 15 October in Melbourne. 

    Image: http://www.colettemiller.com

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