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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
  • Wed 4 Apr 2018

    Sun 15 Apr 2018
  • Appel Park, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Visual Arts Family Australian exclusive

Urchins | Choi+Shine Architects (UK & US) | SWELL people. art. place. (AUS)

Discover and delight in the spectacular sea urchin shells that hover in Appel Park and float over the Gold Coast waterway.

Each urchin is carefully crafted from hand-crocheted lace to mimic the striking and harmonious patterns found in nature.

Together, the urchins embody the spirit, diversity and landscape of the Gold Coast. Urchins is a stunning installation designed by internationally acclaimed architects and artists Choi+Shine, curated by SWELL and fabricated by crochet communities throughout Australia. Don’t miss this unforgettable visual experience.

About the creators:
Choi+Shine Architects is an internationally awarded architecture and design studio run by two principals, Jin Choi and Thomas Shine.

Both Principals graduated from School of Architecture at Yale University and dedicate their design studio to creating experimental design. Their works have been exhibited worldwide, including Milan Design Week, the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and has been published in major television and newspapers such as SKY TV, ITV, Le Figaro, The Guardian and The Telegraph, and have been interviewed on CNN, the BBC and China Radio.

SWELL presents high quality outdoor art and cultural events that connect people, art and place. Through a high-level curatorial approach, SWELL coordinates new and exciting national and international artists for exhibitions, the creation of stand alone public art or rejuvenation of space to engage audiences.

Created by Choi+Shine Architects (United Kingdom and United States) and curated by SWELL people. art. place. (Australia).

Commissioned by City of Gold Coast.

Wed 4 Apr 2018 — Sun 15 Apr 2018
Wed 4 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Thu 5 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Mon 9 Apr, 10:00am - 11:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Thu 12 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Fri 13 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sat 14 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sun 15 Apr, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Appel Park, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

-28.000932, 153.4267544

10 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.


The Urchins is a trademark and copyrighted work by Choi+Shine Architects.

© Choi+Shine Architects, 2017, Photography.