In late 2004 the University of Tasmania, through the aegis of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Launceston instigated the idea of a sculpture commission as the University’s contribution to mark the city of Launceston's 2006 'It's About Us’ celebrations. The commission guidelines suggested that the sculpture be located on the lawn area between the Stone building and the Blue Café. Further, that the sculpture should act as a focal point and symbol for the creative arts environment of the Inveresk precinct.
My submission titled ‘BOLT’ proposed a forty eight metre long acid green steel sculpture composed of three separate fragments, one of which would pierce through the corner of the Stone building to create a visual connective tie between the building and it’s site. The sculpture was commissioned in mid 2005 and finally installed at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Inveresk on March 7 2007.