UAP Unlimited Dinner

29 October, 2010


UAP Unlimited Dinner, Image (c) Tobias Titz, Courtesy Unlimited

As part of the recent Unlimited: Designing for Asia Pacific Triennial, 75 leading Creative Industries thinkers came together with representatives from the public and private sectors for an intimate evening of dinner and conversation in Urban Art Projects’ workshop. The event provided an environment in which a unique and diverse group could gather on creative ground to discuss design-led thinking and collaboration across sectors.

Famously a place where skilled craftsmen cast unique artworks, UAP’s workshop was an unconventional and exciting setting for a three-course meal. UAP has grown to be a place where collaborations of all kinds yield art and design solutions in evolving and inventive materiality. To capture this in the spirit of Unlimited, we asked emerging practitioner Kyle McLean to work with us to reactivate the foundry and create a theatrical experience that represented the idiosyncratic diversity of the place. Responding to the industrial architecture with nothing but light, McLean’s installation brought the essence of the foundry’s creative life into the space above the single, long dining table.

David Williams of Gilimbaa opened the event with a rousing Acknowledgement of Country and didgeridoo performance. Speakers for the evening were Ewan McEoin, Creative Director of Unlimited, Ben Tait, Urban Art Projects‘ CEO, and Mark Scott, Managing Director of ABC.


Video: Installation by Kyle McLean / Editing by Eva Luenig / Camera work by Pancho Colladetti & Eva Luenig / Music by Antony Raijekov


Kyle McLean, “Theatre of the Foundry” light installation, UAP Unlimited Dinner, Image courtesy Eva Luenig / Pancho Colladetti


Kyle McLean, “Theatre of the Foundry” light installation, UAP Unlimited Dinner, Image courtesy Eva Luenig / Pancho Colladetti


Kyle McLean, “Theatre of the Foundry” light installation, UAP Unlimited Dinner, Image courtesy UAP/Esther Cole

See also Büro North | UAP Unlimited Dinner

and Everyone Is Happy Productions | Light Installation @ UAP Unlimited Dinner

Urban Art Projects has won The Optus Platinum Award at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards (LMBA) Gala Dinner.

As well as taking out the most coveted award in the LMBA program, Urban Art Projects (UAP) won the Nova 106.9 Award for Business Creativity, one of seven business award categories.

Managed by Brisbane Marketing, the award winners were announced by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman at the annual Gala Dinner, held in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The judging panel of four paid tribute to UAP for its commitment to building Brisbane’s creative industries and contributing to the city’s global competitiveness by exporting its innovative products and expanding its offices in international markets.

Accepting the Platinum and Business Creativity Awards from Lord Mayor Campbell Newman was Mr Ben Tait, CEO of UAP.

Ben Tait said UAP entered the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards – Business Creativity category to highlight the company’s investment in creativity and our success locally and abroad driven from our Brisbane headquarters.

“Winning a LMBA will not only provide a great opportunity to showcase UAP as a leading creative and innovative business, but also encourage our team to reflect on the success we have experienced to date,” Mr Ben Tait said.

“Brisbane’s creative industries are amongst the best in the world, filled not only with creative but innovative and hard working contributors, many of which we are privileged to have shared successful outcomes within the built environment locally and abroad.

“Brisbane is home for UAP and will always be our headquarters.”