The Canberra Times brings word that “imposing” bronze sculptures of birds are going up around Civic.
And pleasingly it’s a local artist getting the work.
Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage, Jon Stanhope, said yesterday the $388,357 works by renowned Canberra artist Jan Brown were funded from the 2008-09 Percent-for-Art budget.
”Jan Brown has reinterpreted the Icarus legend for these sculptures using the prolific local bird life of Canberra for inspiration,” Mr Stanhope said.
The models of the figures, which range from 1.8 to 2.6m in height, were made in Canberra at the ANU Sculpture Workshop before being cast in Melbourne. ”This has provided a unique learning opportunity for the students about the processes involved in the production of a major art work,” Mr Stanhope said.
Something to look forward to in Petrie Plaza