As part of the Tasmanian Government Art Site scheme, Alex Miles of Alex Miles Pty Ltd was commissioned to produce a unique and interactive outdoor sculptural work for the newly completed George Town Hub Child and Family Centre.
April 4th, 2016
To create the new public art works, Alex Miles chose Staron – a solid surface manufactured from a natural mineral refined from bauxite, and blended with pure acrylic resin. Titled Friends, Family and Something Fishy, Miles designed five illustrated totems that depict native animals, local landmarks and familiar people from the local community. Each totem is comprised of moveable boxes that rotate, and mix and match to form fun combinations for children.
Each box was fabricated completely in Staron – in Sanded Cream colour and Sanded Heron. The material provided the most durable, smooth-to-the-touch finish, and each of the illustrations could be routed directly to the surface. Stain resistance, low rate water absorption and easy maintenance also makes Staron Solid Surfaces the ideal solution for any outdoor application.
Miles’ totems are a playful, interactive addition to the centre, contributing to a greater community feel through art.
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