davisthomas has over ten years experience developing concepts and fabricating artworks for public sites. Our art practice is primarily sculptural and installation focused, with an extensive public commission practice that is underpinned by the principle of the participatory experience of the audience, instigated through creating works that are relevant and responsive to the location. Each commission is based on a discovery process that entwines the historical and current social, physical, and environmental elements - the context of the site, into an artwork. Through this methodology we create artwork that is in-and-of that place. By creating a richly layered artwork, we draw upon the audiences’ personal experiences to engender connections and transactions between the audience, the site, and the artwork. Our approach is holistic, from concept through fabrication and installation. We bring considerable experience in collaborating with professionals from the design sector, landscape architecture, architects, and developers. davisthomas is a hybrid of artistic practice, creative curatorial practice, design, fabrication skills and engineering principles, producing artworks that fuse conceptual and physical relationships to the contextual and spatial nature of the site.
public art commissions
2018 Furling, Brisbane City. Commissioned by 111 Mary St
2017 Lightlines, Buranda Brisbane. Commissioned by ICON
2016 kindred, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya Qld. Commissioner iAM Projects & Exemplar Health Consortium.
2016 kin, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya Qld. Commissioner iAM Projects & Exemplar Health Consortium.
2015 billow – refurbished, Moora Park, Shorncliffe. Commissioned by Brisbane City Council.
2015 untitled, Fish lane, Brisbane. commissioned by Baber Studio (concept).
2015 untitled, Boggo Rd Urban Village, Brisbane. Commissioner Qld Government.
2013 untitled, Gasworks Newstead, Brisbane. IAMProjects & FKP Developers.
2012 flow, QLD Museum - Whale Mall - concept presented, awaiting outcome.
2011 reach, Hamilton Reach. UAP commission (concept & design development completed).
2010 flutter, Redcliffe Foreshore Redevelopment Commissioned by Brecknock Consulting (concept).
2010 plays plates, Southbank Parklands, Commissioned by Positive Solutions.
2010 calamvale parkland ameinities, Calamvale, Brisbane. Commissioned by Brisbane City Council.
2010 calamvale playscape, Calamvale, Brisbane. Commissioned by Brisbane City Council. (concept with Design Development).
2010 soundvane, Southport Broadwater, commissioned through UAP.
2010 containment, Boggo Rd Development, Brisbane. Commissioned by Qld Government -Art Built-in.
2009 ebb & floW, Kangaroo Point parklands, Kangaroo point, Brisbane. Commissioned by Qld Government (concept).
2009 blow, wind activated sculptures, Point Cook, Victoria. Commissioned by Brecknock Consulting. (concept).
2008 telltale, [wind activated, kinetic sculptures]. Commissioned by Brecknock Consulting. (concept).
2008 scoop, tide activated kinetic sculptures. Commissioned by Brecknock Consulting. (concept and design development).
2008 keeL, Cairns Marina, Cairns. Commissioned by Cox Raynor.
2008 roost, Jabiru Island, Gold Coast. Commissioned by Gold Coast City Council & Brecknock Consulting.
2007 drift, Highland Reserve, Gold Coast. Commissioned by Stocklands Development & Brecknock Consulting.
2007 tilt, Design consultants commissioned by Brecknock Consulting, Edaw project to create concept.
2007 surge, Church Plaza, Sandgate. Commissioned by City Design, Brisbane City Council.
2007 billow, Moora Park, Shorncliffe. Commissioned by City Design, Brisbane City Council.
2006 wavelength, The Ideas Festival, Southbank Parklands, Brisbane, Qld. Commissioned by Ideas Festival
2006 waver, The Ideas Festival, Southbank Parklands, Brisbane, Qld. Commissioned by Ideas Festival.
2005 tidal mass - Beached, Peppers Hotel, Salt resort, Kingscliffe. owned by The Ray Group.
2004 marine conservation commission, The Strand, Townsville. Commissioned by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld.
2014 gateway, Burt private collection.
2012 poised steel V2, Hassel Architects, Brisbane.
2008 fossil, Cornwell private collection.
2008 wall work, Cornwell private collection.
2005 tidal Mass - Beached, The Ray Group.
2005 drift, private collection.