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In an episode of the APL Volumes podcast, Cultural Arts Division staff member Calder Kamin interviews artists Shagun Singh and Rick Lin of Urban Matter Inc. about public art and their new artwork Golden Afternoon, a public art installation in the Seaholm Redevelopment commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places.

Golden Afternoon is a responsive public art installation in the parking structure of the Seaholm Redevelopment Project. Inspired by the wildflowers of Texas, the installation mimics a hanging garden that has overgrown from the flower beds on the ground level, down the open stairwell, and making its way into the parking lot. Reminiscent of a trip down the rabbit hole from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the artwork experience is heightened by lighting which responds to people moving up and down the stairs.


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Golden Afternoon by Urban Matter Inc.

Golden Afternoon by Urban Matter Inc.

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Austin is a city brimming with creative energy. Not only is creativity essential to our distinctive identity, but the creative sector is also an active part of our economic prosperity. Meet some of the unique people behind Austin’s thriving arts, culture, and creative scene.

Want to learn more about Austin’s creative sector? Austin’s community cultural plan, CreateAustin, charts a course for the development of Austin’s culture of creativity through 2017. You can also download The Economic Impact of the Creative Sector in Austin – 2012 Update and Arts and Economic Prosperity IV – Austin Report. Stay up to date with news from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division by subscribing to our newsletters and connecting with us on Facebook. Visit the Cultural Arts Division’s webpage for more information about all our programs.