How does a #Signage Company in Brisbane get involved in an Abu Dhabi Project?

 


 1File Jul 11, 3 15 37 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

It all started with John!  Busby as he is known around Benga Designs.

He collaborated with Urban Art on an art mural at the Brisbane Airport in 2015.  From this collaboration came the opportunity to work on the Abu Dhabi Art Installation being designed and installed by Urban Art as part of the Martyrs’ Memorial Park.

Job arrives in Dubai Aug 23

John meticulously produced 80 rubber sandblasting masks of calligraphy, to adorn sand blasted panels ranging in size from  2m x to 23m in height.  These panels or masks were a critical key in creating 31 overpowering sand blasted molten aluminium panels leaning on one another and engraved with Arabic calligraphy. The structure is to represent unity and solidarity, and immortalises the memory of the fallen heroes of the UAE.

Plotter vinyl cutting when manufacturing a large run, risks stepping in production. This slight variance within the entire production run was managed through care and attention to detail, testing each panel to ensure no variance would jeopardise the final Art Installation. Ensuring a seamless fit for all 31 panels.

For weeks, upon entering  the factory,  the Benga Designs team would find John measuring twice or thrice before initiating the plotter or Jim weeding the acrylic stencils that would later be used to create the Arabic script on the sand blasted panels.

File Jul 11, 3 14 06 PMFile Jun 30, 8 41 21 AM

Proto types were built at Urban Art in Northgate to test the procedure on home soil.  Making their own sand and molten aluminium panels, affixing the sample mask John had created and blasting a sand mixture across the entire panel to create the final effect.

File Aug 26, 6 19 50 AM (1)

File Jul 11, 3 17 22 PM

This has been an exciting project and one we are very proud to be involved.  Visitors to the area will bask in the grandeur and opulence of the Grand Mosque mirrored in the reflecting pool whilst observing the Martyrs’ monument representative of fallen soldiers in an installation characteristic of a run of fallen dominoes.

img_0918img_0819

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s