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Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place Artist - Sandra Hill (Nyoongar) and Jim Williams (Ngunnawal)
Title - Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place
Medium - Mixed media
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2007

Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place
Reclamation: Culture, Spirit and Place celebrates the survival of the spirit, and the courage and the dignity shown by the Ngunnawal people as they move forward into the future. The artwork consists of a ceramic tile mosaic set into the pavement and decorative metal panels which depict a variety of totemic animals and references to the Molonglo River.

Sculpture No 23 (The Parcel) Artist - Alex Seton
Title - Sculpture No 23 (The Parcel)
Medium - Western Australian jade green marble, white marble and resin inlay (2003)
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Acquired - 2007

Sculpture No 23 (The Parcel)
Sculpture No 23 (The Parcel) is a carved illusion where an everyday object is transformed into and object of art. The artist has sculpted green and white marble to recreate a package with the creases and dents of a long journey. The contents are yet to be revealed.

Gather 100 Artist - Matthew Tobin
Title - Gather
Medium - Bronze and mosaic tile
Location - South Canberra
Funded By - Privately funded
Commissioned - 2007

Gather
These sculptures mark the entry to a popular Canberra shopping and cafe precinct - Manuka. They appear as a group of surreal vegetative forms crowned with oversized seed pods (referencing nearby Liquidamber trees).

Gravity Circle Artist - Haruyuki Uchida
Title - Gravity Circle
Medium - Stainless steel, magnet, paint
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Acquired - 2007

Gravity Circle
Gravity Circle consists of a series of bold geometric forms arranged to evoke a feeling of carefully balanced energy or poise. The artwork's brushed stainless steel and bright crimson finish alludes to an elemental purity or essence. The large central element of the artwork balances across a narrow edge and references the scales of justice in the setting of the ACT Magistrate's Court.

Aquila Artist - Phil Spelman
Title - Aquila
Medium - Polyurethane painted fabricated steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2007

Aquila
Aquila is a sculptural arrangement of positive and negative shapes. A careful balance of form is revealed as you move around the sculpture. Aquila in Greek Mythology is the constellation of the eagle, a wide-winged soaring bird which carried the thunderbolts of Zeus.

Life boat/Thuyen Cuu Roi Artist - Nerine Martini
Title - Life boat/Thuyen Cuu Roi
Medium - Wood, steel, lead, lacquer
Location - Civic
Funded By - ACT Government
Acquired - 2006

Life boat/Thuyen Cuu Roi
Life Boat/Thuyen Cuu Roi is constructed from an old wooden boat which came from Hoi An in Vietnam. The arms/oars are carved from recycled timber and coated with lacquer using traditional Vietnamese techniques. In the artist's words "Life Boat/Thuyen Cuu Roi seeks to embody ocean journeys of courage and compassion".

Running Lights Artist - Thylacine Art Projects
Title - Running Lights
Medium - Mixed media
Location - Belconnen
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2006

Running Lights
Running Lights is a series of brightly-coloured columns that respond to Lake Ginninderra and its environment. They chime and sway, and in the evening they shine across the water.

Fractal Weave Artist - David Jensz
Title - Fractal Weave
Medium - Copper pipe filled with concrete
Location - Civic
Funded By - ACT Government
Commissioned - 2006

Fractal Weave
Fractal Weave is made from two woven curved forms in copper piping and sits on the pedestal in front of the Canberra Theatre and the Civic Library. The sculpture has been described as a physical and symbolic manifestation of the interrelated aspects of our diverse culture and heritage.

ACT Memorial Artist - Matthew Harding
Title - ACT Memorial
Medium - Stainless steel, bluestone basalt, glass and lighting
Location - Civic
Funded By - ACT Government
Commissioned - 2006

ACT Memorial
The ACT Memorial was commissioned by the ACT Government to honour all those people who have had an association with the ACT and who have served their country in war, conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

small ACT Bushfire Memorial Artist - Tess Horwitz, Tony Steel and Martyn Jolly
Title - ACT Bushfire Memorial
Medium - Mixed media and landscaping
Location - South Canberra
Funded By - ACT Government
Commissioned - 2006

ACT Bushfire Memorial
The ACT Bushfire Memorial was commissioned by the ACT Government to acknowledge the impact of the 2003 bushfires, to mark the process of recovery, and to thank the many organisations and individuals who played crucial roles in the fire fighting and recovery efforts.


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