Public art by Nottingham artist is shipped to Australia – Venus Rising
Although a couple of years ago now, International Export Packers are very proud to have packed ‘Venus Rising’ and shipped to Australia. ‘Venus Rising’ is a 23m tall stainless steel sculpture designed and created by a local artist from Nottingham.
‘Venus Rising’ was installed at Kangaroo Point Park, Queensland, Australia on 19 January 2012. The artist and engineers worked to create the best possible vision for this incredible sculpture, which has already become an iconic marker for Queensland. Its slender torpedo shape is based on the Fibonacci spiral. Illuminated from the base, Venus Rising is a visible marker on the Brisbane skyline.
Take a look at the Installation of the statue ‘Venus Rising’ by Wolfgang Buttress, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.
Wolfgang Buttress creates simple, elegant and contextual sculptures which seek to define and celebrate a sense of place. Born in 1965 and originally from the Lake District, England he has a BA Hons in Fine Art from Trent Polytechnic. His studio and workshop is in Nottingham. He set up award winning Art and Landscape architecture practice Wolfgang and Heron (2000- 2006) and now works individually as an artist. Working in a variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, concrete, stone and light, Wolfgang Buttress has, over the last 15 years, produced artworks for the public realm in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.
A talk given by Wolfgang Buttress.