The Invited Greats of SWELL Sculpture Festival 2023
Invited artists bringing innovation and inspiration to SWELL
AMIGO & AMIGO
Worldwide, lighthouses are a symbol of overcoming adversity, a symbol of salvation and safety. In a pandemic impacted world, they are a place for shelter and optimism amongst the global storm. The Lighthouse will be a beacon for those visiting, a rotating light source inspiring curiosity and discovery. The artists Amigo & Amigo have explored traditional boat fabrication materials when creating the work. The lighthouse stands at 10.5m tall featuring an animated rotating light at its peak, the body of the work is made up of recycled boat sails that diffuse light through its body.
More about Amigo & Amigo
We believe art brings people together, inspiring a collective sense of play and wonder. In 2012, Simone Chua founded Amigo & Amigo with the desire to create art that brings joy to public spaces. Her passion for building community has enabled Amigo & Amigo to expand, bringing on some of Australia’s leading creatives and engineers. The diversity and talent at Amigo & Amigo has skyrocketed the studio’s success, seeing their projects being realised internationally throughout Australia, Asia, South America, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Our artistic vision is to continuously explore the transformation of environments into memorable experiences, inviting real audience interaction with the work.
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IMAGE: Courtesy of the artists