ARTICA INTERNATIONAL

FOR THE PAST few years I HAVE WORKED AS A CONSULTANT TO ARTICA INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIA AND ASIA’S LEADING INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ART CONSULTANCY ADVISING ON ALL DESIGN FACETS OF THEIR FORMAL TENDERS and PROJECT PRESENTATIONS including  ARTIST BRIEFS, PRESS RELEASES AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL.

ARTICA IS CURRENTLY ENGAGED AS THE PUBLIC ART CONSULTANT TO MEET ALL THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT’S ARTS INCENTIVE SCHEME REQUIREMENTS IN RESPECT OF KEPPEL LAND’S LANDMARK OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE DEVELOPMENT IN RAFFLES PLACE, THE HEART
OF SINGAPORE’S NEW FINANCIAL DISTRICT. WITH A BUDGET OF $15 MILLION, THIS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS EVER COMMISSIONED IN ASIA.

ARTICA’S BRIEF WAS TO DEVELOP A PUBLIC ART STRATEGY THAT WOULD DELIVER THE SINGLE MOST PRESTIGIOUS PUBLIC ART COLLECTION OF ANY DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA. TO ACHIEVE THIS, ARTICA ARRANGED FOR THE COMMISSIONING OF MONUMENTAL PUBLIC ARTWORKS FROM TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRE-EMINENT SCULPTORS – ANISH KAPOOR AND JAUME PLENSA, NEITHER OF WHOM HAD YET TO HAVE A PUBLIC PRESENCE ANYWHERE IN ASIA. BOTH THESE MAJOR PUBLIC ARTWORKS ARE DUE TO BE UNVEILED in 2013.