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Moai 100 Artist - Pedro Atan and Matthew Harding
Title - Moai
Medium - Carved from an unseasoned radiata pine log
Location - Civic
Funded By - ACT Government
Commissioned - 1998

The figure represents an Easter Island stone Moai and was carved during the 1998 Multicultural Festival as a collaboration between artists from Easter Island and Australia.

We Are Fishes 100 Artist - Andrew Townsend
Title - We Are Fishes
Medium - Galvanised steel, cast black patinated aluminium, hollow form copper sheet with green patination
Location - Tuggeranong
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

We Are Fishes
A pair of wind vanes in the shape of fish appear to swim through the air between the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and Lake Tuggeranong. One fish is cast black patinated aluminium, the other hollow form copper sheet with green patination. The work reflects life in the adjacent lake and plays on the nautical architecture of the Arts Centre building.

House Proud Artist - Neil Roberts
Title - House Proud
Medium - Neon light
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 1997

House Proud
Crowning the circular Playhouse theatre, this blue and white neon word game is one of Canberra’s highest profile public artworks. A series of words precede the word ‘house’.

DeCollette Artist - Michael Le Grand
Title - Decollete
Medium - Three coated steel elements
Location - Tuggeranong
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

This work was initially designed for the entryway to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. It resembles a ships bow and wave reflecting the riverside location and nautical references in the design of the Arts Centre. The work was intended to pull the building’s flat façade into the street's pedestrian space. Following changes to the Arts Centre's entryway the artwork was moved to Manning Clarke Offices, Tuggeranong in 2000.

Fireline Artist - Nola Farman
Title - Fireline
Medium - Fibre-optic and glass tiles
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

At night Fireline’s flickering flames travel from its starting point at the front of Civic Square. Civic Square was built on grasslands which the traditional owners managed by fire. This work acknowledges the relationship of the Ngunnawal people to the region.

Stepping Out Artist - Giovanna Ianniello and Gerard Murphy
Title - Stepping Out
Medium - Bronze
Location - South Canberra
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

Stepping Out
This life size, realist female figure, replete with hat and handbag has become a loved local at the Hughes Shopping Centre.

The Fourth Pillar Artist - Neil Roberts
Title - The Fourth Pillar
Medium - Neon, rolled corrugated iron
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

The Fourth Pillar
The work features evocative blue neon phrases which stretch down a number of columns and are visible from the various mezzanine floors within the ACT Magistrates Court. By using lyrical everyday terms which have specific legal meanings the artist intended that the work would soften the experience for people visiting and working in this building.

untitled 1997 Artist - Andrew Townsend and Suzie Bleach
Title - Untitled (Andrew Townsend and Suzie Bleach, 1997)
Medium - Ceramic tiles mosaic
Location - Woden
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1997

Untitled (Andrew Townsend and Suzie Bleach, 1997)
This lively mosaic provides a welcoming entry to the Family Health Centre.

New Blood (Gateway Artwork) Artist - Paloma Ramos
Title - New Blood (Gateway Artwork)
Medium - Painted steel
Location - Belconnen
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 1996

New Blood (Gateway Artwork)
New Blood is a welcoming and dynamic gateway to Kippax Library, it celebrates energy, movement and colour.

Dragonfly 100 Artist - Mary Kayser
Title - Resting Place of the Dragonfly
Medium - Painted steel
Location - Parliamentary Triangle
Funded By - Queen Beatrix Sculpture Collection
Acquired - 1989

Resting Place of the Dragonfly
Resting Place of the Dragonfly was exhibited in the 1989 Floriade Sculpture Project.In 2011 it was refurbished and relocated within Commonwealth Park.

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