The much loved bronze artwork, Stepping Out (1997) by artists Giovanna Ianniello and Gerard Murphy, was stolen from Hughes Shopping Centre in May 2016. A replacement public artwork is being commissioned by the ACT Government, however a replica of the sculpture cannot be fabricated as the original moulds have been destroyed. The original artists are also not available to create a new artwork for Hughes and a new artist is being sought.
The community has provided feedback about the artwork, Stepping Out, to inform the artist's brief for the new artwork. This feedback is summarised in the Hughes Shops Artwork Consultation Report. A new public artwork is scheduled to be installed at the Hughes Shops later in the year.
You can download the full report in Word or PDF here:
Hughes Shops Artwork Consultation Report (Word 4344KB)