Wind Sculpture

wind sculpture

 

Artist

Ernst Fries

Medium

Stainless steel and painted steel

District

Civic

Commissioned

1981

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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.

Ernst Fries
Wind Sculpture, 1981
Stainless steel and painted steel
Intersection of Akuna St and City Walk, Civic