SYDNEY, mark mcclelland
Re-emergence was commissioned by developers Bridgehill for the Monaco development at Rhodes.
Rhodes is a former industrial site on the Parramatta River that’s been redeveloped as a residential community.
This work is an architecturally integrated artwork, providing an entrance canopy to the building.
Smaller elements of the work continue into the entrance foyer, creating a sense of continuity.
The pierced penetrations on the canopy are an abstraction of the patterns of light that penetrate the local mangroves, re-emerging now that heavy industry has left the site.
Concealed lights create a dramatic night-time effect.