'Spatial Radiance' is Karri McPherson's first illuminated public art installation. This installation is made from recessed aluminium LED lights and is inspired by the 20th Century Dutch art movement De Stijl. This artwork was possible thanks to the Creative Streets After Dark project funding from the Maitland City Council.
'Spatial Radiance' is located on Church Street in Central Maitland and is on display until 2023.
In early 2021, Karri was approached by Marrickville Metro and invited to design backdrops for over forty signs throughout the large shopping centre in Sydney's inner West. This was Karri's first digital design collaboration and one of her most prominent projects to date.
"Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books, planted in your front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours.
Street Libraries are a window into the mind of a community; books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library network, or pass them on to friends.
If anyone has a book or two that they think others would enjoy, they can just pop it into any Street Library they happen to be walking past.
They are a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness."
Karri's street library is located in Lane Cove, Sydney.
Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is a project by British artist Luke Jerram. Reaching millions of people worldwide, more than 2000 street pianos have been installed by Luke and his team in over 70 cities across the globe, from Tokyo to New York, bearing the simple instruction to ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
Play Me, I’m Yours invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment, and to share their love of music and the visual arts. Located on streets, in public parks, markets and train stations the pianos are available for everyone to play and enjoy. Decorated by local artists and community groups, the street pianos create a place for exchange and an opportunity for people to connect.
Karri was invited to participate in this project in 2019 and she painted a piano which was displayed as part of the Queensland Music Festival.