[First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 8:36]
[ActewAGL Chairman John Mackay and artist Robert Foster]
ActewAGL is celebrating the 10th birthday of the organisation.
They’ve also unveiled an eye catching new sculpture in their new Bunda St headquarters.
ActewAGL celebrates its 10th anniversary by officially opening its new headquarters on 40 Bunda Street and unveiling a brand new artwork titled The Journey.
The commission, designed and fabricated by globally renowned, Canberra-based artist Robert Foster of Fink and Co. in collaboration with Frost* Design and Coolon Lighting Pty Ltd, occupies the ground floor of ActewAGL House.
The work consists of 37 major sculptural forms, emerging from the polished concrete floor to become sinuous light-filled shapes named “Ossolites”. The Ossolites are so-named because of their relationship with the concept of “oscillating”, or swinging between points with rhythmic movement. The name also references the Latin word for bone (“osso”) and the word “light.
The Ossolites are programmed to create dramatic sequences of light, colour and movement throughout the installation.The forms contain thousands of environmentally sustainable LED lights supported by specially designed power sources. Movement sensors allow the work to interact with people passing through the space.
The piece is getting rave reviews from everyone who’s seen it so worth checking out if you’re in Civic.