Bolt

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. 

Bolt

2007 Painted steel H12 x W36 x D4 metres 

Bolt 2007 Painted steel H12 x W36 x D4 metres

Bolt 2007 Painted steel H12 x W36 x D4 metres

Bolt 2007 Painted steel H12 x W36 x D4 metres

The QVMAG Earth Drill sculpture project links the two sites through the placement of a separate element of the same sculpture on each site. The two sculptural fragments, one placed at each QVMAG site, act as precipitators for the viewer’s imagination. They enable speculation about the implied underground form joining the two sites beneath the city.

The sculptural fragments are supplemented by a didactic representation of the underground section of the drill and it’s progress under the city to link the two sites.

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Earth Drill Painted steel H3100 x W2100 x D800 cm

Earth Drill Painted steel H3100 x W2100 x D800 cm

Earth Drill Painted steel H3100 x W2100 x D800 cm

Earth Drill Painted steel H3100 x W2100 x D800 cm

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