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A peek at the $1 million major Centenary artwork shortlist.

By johnboy 6 August 2008 23

The Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, Jon Stanhope, has announced the shortlist of designs for the ‘major centenary artwork’ (pricetag $1 million) to grace the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue.

    This is an extremely important investment in the heart of our city and it is crucial that we address all possible technical and siting issues before a final choice is made between the shortlisted works,” Mr Stanhope said today.

    “The Government has therefore asked the artists for the three designs ranked most highly by the evaluation panel to address remaining technical, design and siting issues.

    “Each of the three designs is quite distinct in terms of form and materials and unresolved technical and design issues have been identified with each of the proposals.

    “Such fine-tuning is expected with works of this scale and significance and the Government has elected to give each of the three highest-ranked entrants the chance to resolve outstanding issues before a final decision is made.”

The CM’s office has kindly provided us with the images in the slideshow. I’m sure you will be free with your opinions.

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I-filed 9:16 pm 07 Aug 08

Why didn’t they resurrect the waving red feminist fan sculpture that didn’t make it onto the front lawn in front of Parliament House. It was a great work – just slated for the wrong place.

Maybe that’s Walter Burley Griffin’s head on that dreadful banal Murray-White entry? In which case – where is Marion Mahoney Griffin?

Bundybear 8:22 pm 07 Aug 08

Couldn’t we maybe drop a huge block of marble there with a plaque on it quoting whoever the famous artist was who said something like ” the ……… was in there already, I just chipped away the bits that weren’t the ………” and suggesting that people look inside the block and see what they can see. And with the OTHER $900,000.00…….

peterh 1:04 pm 07 Aug 08

ant said :

1 million would buy a lot of pansies or petunias to arrange into patterns.

I do hope that you mean the flower?

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