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The Goddess of Water comes to Childers Street

Posted By johnboy On 21 November 2012 @ 10:08 am In Arts,Featured,News | 17 Comments

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Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known [1] that a new sculpture has been installed on Latin American Plaza:

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Her Excellency Mrs Beatriz Lopez Gargallo, Ambassador of Mexico, this evening unveiled a sculpture donated to Canberra by Mission Foods, with the support of the Mexican Government.

Installed at the Childers Street end of Latin American Plaza, the sculpture entitled Chalchiuhtlicue (the Goddess of Water), marks the start of sculpture walk, linking the Australian National University to the heart of Civic.

“It was my pleasure to assist with the unveiling of this new sculpture, which continues the successful collaboration between the ten Latin American countries that maintain diplomatic missions in Canberra and the ACT Government,” the Chief Minister said.

Last year Chile donated Fenix 2, a symbol of the cooperation between Australia and Chile during the 2010 Chilean mine rescue. Cuba recently commissioned a sculptor to visit Canberra to fabricate and install a Cuban sculpture.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure our sterile and arid celebration of Latin America in Canberra is on the corner of Rudd and Marcus Clarke Streets in Civic.

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