Mima : Beautiful Space responds both to the Awabakal name for the pavilion, meaning ‘cause to stay’, and the homophonous Japanese reading of mi and ma meaning 'beautiful space'.
This artwork was commissioned to illuminate the architecturally significant building – creating a beacon to welcome visitors to the site and herald its arrival. It is best viewed at dusk and early evening.
“The work gently glows on the walls of the building, healing colours and circular contours intermingling to create something new and vibrant. Ancient histories of the land, water and sky flow together to create a connection between nature and the architectural space.”
Mima : Beautiful Space is part of the Lake Macquarie City Council Urban and Public Art Collection. Commissioned by Lake Macquarie City Council, co-funded by Create NSW.
Hiromi Tango is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf. Artwork fabricated by GandV, Brisbane.