We are excited to see Samuel Tupou’s public artwork ‘Sunshine of your love (Rise & Pine)’ unveiled in the Fish Lane Precinct. Commissioned by Aria Property Group, Tupou’s two-part banner artwork features playful and energetic ‘Queensland’ motif-characters.
The imagery in these banners is inspired by the 1967 Cream song ‘Sunshine of your love’. The work presents a dream sequence featuring a flock of hovering olive-backed sunbirds pollinating a field of juicy pineapples. The strong Queensland sun and subtropical air cultivates fleshy humanoid figures, which rise out of the rich, productive soil, growing upwards on a journey towards the sun. Full of flavour and pulsating energy, the figures sprout pineapple heads and prepare for a night out on the town.
Commencing on Grey Street near the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery, the Fish Lane Arts Precinct continues towards West End, connecting South Brisbane’s creativity with West End’s cultural authenticity.
Photo: AJ Moller. Courtesy of the artist, Aria Property Group and Onespace.