Public space across Australia are important nexus points where culture and community coalesce, and the Australian identity is publicly celebrated for visitors, both local and international. The different subjects of Carter\’s artworks are drawn from the sites they’re embedded in, reflections of Australia’s environment and history. Due to the sculptural nature of these works in situ, it is doubtful whether these inscriptions are read in full. In Signature, these artworks are reimagined in a poetic format. Employing exquisite typographic art, each poem is uniquely treated, evoking a visual reflection of meaning and a connection to place.
Eight literary site-specific art works integrated into the urban fabric of public spaces
Signature is the published collection of eight literary site-specific art works composed by writer and artist Paul Carter, that are integrated into the urban fabric of public spaces across Australia. From Federation Square in Melbourne, to Yagan Square, Perth, and across to Homebush Bay, Sydney, these artworks are etched into steps, pavements, into stelae and walls.
Designed by Sean Hogan, Signature transitions these poetic inscriptions from their spatial environment of Australia’s major urban public spaces, onto the printed page.