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Egle Queen of Serpents Artist - Ieva Pocius
Title - Egle Queen of Serpents
Medium - Bronze
Location - Civic
Funded By - Bicentennial Gift from the Lithuanian Community in Australia
Acquired - 1988

Egle Queen of Serpents
This work refers to a Lithuanian folk tale about Egle, a woman who married the king of sea serpents.

Illumicube Artist - Kerry Simpson
Title - Illumicube
Medium - Glass and movement activated lighting
Location - Civic
Funded By - Gift to people of ACT
Acquired - 1988

This work was presented to the people of Canberra to commemorate 25 years of electricity supply. The colour of the light originally changed in response to sound. With more people now living in the city centre, the sound feature has been de-activated to stop the cacophony of car horns late at night.

Father_and_Son 100 Artist - John Dowie
Title - Father and Son
Medium - Bronze figures in fountain with marble and tile basin
Location - Civic
Funded By - The Hon. Alex Downer
Acquired - 1986

Father and Son
This artwork was presented to the people of Canberra by the Hon. Alex Downer in memory of his father Sir John Downer. Originally installed in 1964, it was restored and relocated in Garema Place with a new marble base in 1986.

untitled 1985 Artist - G Duncan, B and F Waterman
Title - Untitled (G Duncan, B and F Waterman, 1985)
Medium - Ceramic tiles
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1985

Untitled (G Duncan, B and F Waterman, 1985)
This ceramic wall mural depicts native Australian flora and fauna and stretches from the outside of the Perpetual Building into the foyer.

wind sculpture Artist - Ernst Fries
Title - Wind Sculpture
Medium - Stainless steel and painted steel
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1981

Wind Sculpture
This work is a fine example of a style of kinetic sculpture popular through the late 1970’s. It marks the entry to 'the Boulevard' development which was anticipated to be an international retail precinct for Canberra. Whilst the Boulevard never fulfilled this promise, the first floor open air plaza is a fascinating example of 1970’s planning for public space.

Eternity Artist - John Robinson
Title - Eternity
Medium - Polished bronze ring and black painted steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - Donation
Acquired - 1981

This sculpture is said to symbolize the sculptor’s faith in the future of mankind. It was cast in Italy and donated to the people of Canberra by an anonymous donor in 1981.

Untitled 1979 Artist - Bert Flugelman
Title - Untitled (Bert Flugelman, 1979)
Medium - Polished stainless steel cubes.
Location - Belconnen
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1979

Untitled (Bert Flugelman, 1979)
A series of highly-polished metal cubes appear to tumble across Margaret Timpson Park in the heart of the Belconnen Town Centre. This is one of three works by this celebrated Australian artist in Canberra: one work is permanently displayed in the Sculpture Garden at The National Gallery of Australia and another conceptual work is buried in the earth at Commonwealth Park.

The_Canberra_Times_Fountain 100 Artist - Robert Woodward
Title - The Canberra Times Fountain
Medium - Tube and rod fabricated stainless steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - Federal Capital Press
Commissioned - 1979

The Canberra Times Fountain
The Canberra Times Fountain by Bob Woodward was commissioned by Federal Capital Press in 1976 and installed as a gift to the people of Canberra in 1979. This dramatic fountain marks the intersection of Ainslie Avenue with City Walk.

Seqvanae Artist - Michael Kitching
Title - Seqvanae
Medium - Polished stainless steel and red fibreglass
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 1978

The work forms a gateway to the ACT Health Building and is rich with symbolic references to health and medicine. The work is a tribute to 'Seqvanae', Roman goddess of healing and includes red and silver crosses and a snake representing the Greek doctor 'Aesculapius'. Lettering on the work resembles an optometrist's eye test chart.

Dreaming 100 Artist - Milan Vojsk
Title - Dreaming
Medium - Cast bronze figure on natural rock in rectangular pool
Location - Civic
Funded By - Reserve Bank of Australia
Acquired - 1973

This work was presented to the people of Canberra by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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