WESTERN WALL ART WORKS – APEC HAUS PAPUA NEW GUINEA
APEC Haus was commissioned by the government of Papua New Guinea and designed by Jim Fitzpatrick Architects to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meetings held in Port Moresby in November 2018. Following the summit, it serves as a world standard conference and exhibition centre. The architecture of the iconic building and the accompanying public artworks produced by Lump were designed to convey the important cultural traditions of trade negotiations in the region.
Jim Fitzpatrick Architects and Lump Studio engaged in close consultation with the National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea to design and fabricate the Western Wall Art Works featured on the Western wall of APEC Haus.
The objects featured in the designs of the light feature panels that adorn the western wall of APEC Haus were chosen by NMAG curatorial staff to represent each of the 22 provinces Papua New Guinea. With the guidance of the board and staff of NMAG, Lump Sculpture Stuido meticulously traced each object and transferred the art works onto the panels to complete the installation which spans 80 metres in length.
Each individual artwork comprises three marine grade aluminium panels which total 4.6 metres in height and 3.6 metres in width. The panels are finished with a light powder coat which contrasts with the dark coloured wall the panels are displayed on and softly illuminate the western wall in the evening.
Concept design imagery courtesy of Jim Fitzpatrick Architects