“For the colours, those are 13 of the brightest, vibrant and most hopeful colours that aim to uplift and put a smile on the faces of people passing by.”
Bold, bright and measuring 60 metres in length, the mural is Brisbane Festival’s largest public art installation for 2021.
The artwork enlivens the city space through movement and colour, activating the Albert Street site as work progresses and engaging passers-by with a diversity of shapes and colours.
“Already when painting the mural, I have had so many fascinating conversations in relation to how people were interpreting the work, or stories of what it reminded them of from their childhood,” Adam says.
“My hope is that it sparks conversation, makes people slow down and observe the world around them and most of all, give them a moment of optimism during their day.”
Adam’s artwork is inspired by the similarities between Brisbane Festival and Cross River Rail as purveyors of journey and placemaking.
Its bright design is intended as a positive disruption to the construction site, using colours, shapes and lines to create a moment of optimistic joy.