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Dancers on a Lakefront – new art for Belconnen

By johnboy - 9 August 2010 33

[First filed: Aug 6, 2010 @ 11:01]

Belconnen Arts Centre

The Chiefly Stanhope has proudly announced a new public art piece for the Belconnen Arts Centre on Emu Bank:

Dancers on a Lakefront is comprised of seven groups of bright yellow rods, which range in heights of between five and seven metres.

Dimopoulos modelled the design on the reeds that fringe the Lake Ginninderra foreshore and the autumn-coloured street trees of the nearby Emu Bank.

The kinetic artwork, which moves in the wind, also draws inspiration from the energy and movement that takes place at the Centre’s dance studio.

Mr Stanhope said the artwork was a fitting marker for the Belconnen Arts Centre which is located in the heart of the Belconnen Town Centre.

“Dancers on a Lakefront makes a striking addition to the Belconnen Arts Centre and complements its wonderful location on the lake shore,” Mr Stanhope said.

“The artwork greets visitors as they arrive at the Centre and reflects the creative activity that takes place within its gallery, foyer, dance studio and classrooms.

Here’s some video of it in action:

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Dancers on a Lakefront – new art for Belconnen
bobbatty 2:37 pm 06 Aug 10

Wow and wow…I just listened to the pictures that move taken by Johnboy and I must say that I was mightily impressed. These are much better than I anticipated and will amuse people for hours! I’m going to send visitors for sure.

bobbatty 2:33 pm 06 Aug 10

I am concerned about the absence of intellect in most of the comments surrounding these spear like artistic artefacts. Let’s stop thinking that art is a waste of money and think more about the aesthetic value for the community in having something to look at that isn’t a statue of Stan-in-hope for next election.

gooterz 2:32 pm 06 Aug 10

All the south side gets is two identical windmills!

Furry Jesus 1:49 pm 06 Aug 10

Beautiful addition to the arts precinct, yes. $165k no. Fat artist’s wallet – do you know any artists with fat wallets?

Too flexible for spears, but I bet they’d be good for flagellation.

Oscillate Wildly 1:38 pm 06 Aug 10

p1 said :

Looks interesting. I too am a little concerned about it’s ability to withstand drunk people wandering home from Sails The Lighthouse. Also of concern is it’s UV stability (will the yellow still look good in a few years), and what it will be like in a truly high wind.

Hopefully they won’t go flying off and impaling passers-by!

Inappropriate 1:09 pm 06 Aug 10

How soon before people snap them off?

S4anta 12:35 pm 06 Aug 10

they will also provide a handy source of spears whilst rioting.

zig 12:30 pm 06 Aug 10

165k…..for some sticks.
Which arse clown approved the purchase of some yellow sticks for 165k? wow.
Seriously, aren’t there more important causes to put money into than fattening up some “artists” wallet?

Spoono 12:25 pm 06 Aug 10

Now if they’d designed the Grasses sculpture on the GDE to move and make noise (think massive I-beams clanging together) it would be that much better!

Brindabella 12:21 pm 06 Aug 10

Bamboo would have done a better job I think…

…or why not just put a pond out the front and transplant some of the real stuff from a few meters away?

p1 12:13 pm 06 Aug 10

Looks interesting. I too am a little concerned about it’s ability to withstand drunk people wandering home from Sails The Lighthouse. Also of concern is it’s UV stability (will the yellow still look good in a few years), and what it will be like in a truly high wind.

grump 12:10 pm 06 Aug 10

ah yes, how’s the serenity?

bobbatty 11:53 am 06 Aug 10

Wow, I’m excited! As I’ve previously posted, Belco is on the move and will be vibrant and attractive after the completion of the mall and other facilities. Even though you may think that yellow sticks are wasteful, it all adds to the ambiance.

Gungahlin Al 11:34 am 06 Aug 10

$165K I think CT said.

An interesting piece, the colour will really stand out when the adjacent trees are green.

But I’m guessing it will be a vandalism magnet. Some pieces are better off indoors. As I said in the thread about the zebras getting wrecked, outdoor art has to be bombproof cos there are altogether too many cretins out there.

Pommy bastard 11:18 am 06 Aug 10

Wow, some sticks! How much did we fork out for these?

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