Title Peak Stuff is coming to Civic Square Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet City Renewal Authority, ACT Government Media type Web Country Australia Date 28/03/18 Description Have you noticed the colourful installation, Peak Stuff, which is currently on the Alinga Street footbridge?
Now, for one-day only, you will be able to feel, play with and see it up close as it moves to Civic Square, in front of the Canberra Theatre on Saturday, 7 April.
Peak Stuff is the brainchild of Sydney based artists, the Goldberg Aberline Studio. Their art is created with the intent to affect happiness and engagement. Play will be the focus of the day as the artists encourage you to touch, photograph and appreciate the grand scale of the art as you view it from a unique perspective; up close and personal on ground level.
The title of the work, Peak Stuff, is drawn from a statement made by the Head of Sustainability at Ikea: “If we look on a global basis, in the West we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff…”
The artists have created this installation for people to enjoy while reflecting on their own levels of consumption. The Goldberg Aberline Studio advocates for the role of play in happiness for children and adults. Dr Cathy Hope, head of the Play, Creativity and Wellbeing Project at the University of Canberra, affirms this view. Working in partnership with this project, the City Renewal Authority has recently received more than 950 survey responses in a “future playgrounds” study, which will help design a unique play space for West Basin as well has help plan for future play spaces in the city area. The ultimate aim is to create innovative play spaces that encourage stimulating, accessible and diverse play.
Visit Civic Square on Saturday, 7 April to view Peak Stuff up close and experience the fun of play for yourself.
Producer/Author City Renewal Authority Persons Cathy Hope