Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore
Client: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
Architects: 
Iredale Pedersen Hook (IPH) 
Artist: Pamela Gaunt
Location: Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore, Western Australia
Date: 2015 – 2016


Title: Abundance #1

The FOB5 project for Elizabeth Quay involved close collaboration with IPH architects, digital designer Quyen Do and Cooling Brothers Glass. The intention by the artist was to conflate the idea and form of the rough-cut diamond with a highly polished cut diamond in order to visually narrate the diamond’s story. The imagery evolved from a complex process of hand drawn elements that have been digitised, layered, then printed in achromatic, translucent colours onto glass. Pink and champagne coloured inter-layers, that are representative of some of the unique diamonds from Western Australia, add to the dimensional complexity of the glass. The design seamlessly flows from the glass onto the curved perforated metal corner sections without repeating itself.
The changing nature of the work through shadows and reflection, seasonal conditions, internal/external and day/nocturnal views are part the work’s shifting aesthetic appeal. 

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Photographer: Robert Frith, Acorn, Unless otherwise indicated.

Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Nocturnal view, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Nocturnal view, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Nocturnal view, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Nocturnal view, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Detail perforated metal corner, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Interior detail of glass, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Interior detail of glass, Abundance #1, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Foreshore. Photo: Peter Bennetts.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Original drawing – rough cut drawing overlayed with cut-diamond abstraction.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Design development drawing. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Proof for glass printing. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Glass printing in progress, Colling Bros Glass.
Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Fabrication in progress. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Fabrication in progress. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Model + Photo courtesy IPH.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Model + Photo courtesy IPH.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Model + photo courtesy IPH.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Installation in progress. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
Installation in progress. Photo: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Elizabeth Quay, Perth foreshore.
View from interior - Installation in progress. Photo: The artist.

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