Gungahlin Drive Extension Artworks

Gungahlin Drive Extension Artworks




Richard Goodwin


Various media


North Canberra



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The objectives of the Gungahlin Drive Extension Public Art Program were to enhance the driving/riding experience and respond to the characteristics of the urban, natural and community environments. There are five different aspects to the public artwork.

The Rhizome sculptural marker (Barton Highway/ Gungahlin Dr Interchange) is a 17m high x 10m wide metal structure designed to resemble Australia’s indigenous grasses.

The Indigenous interpretation land art sculpture (Calvary Hospital Precinct) consists of coloured towers and huge stone installations – “land art” interpretations of Aboriginal artworks (100m high x 15m long x 9m high on completion). Richard Goodwin worked collaboratively with a team of four Indigenous representatives including a local Ngunnawal artist to develop this work.

Sound walls (AIS precinct) is an abstract interpretation of one of Walter Burley Griffin’s concrete tile designs consisting of a range of concrete panels up to 4m high x 7m long.

The coloured retaining walls (Aranda precinct) are concrete retaining walls designed to resemble the ACT’s geology and colours.

The Pedestrian bridge extension (Aranda Precinct) consists of a footbridge between Aranda and Black Mountain incorporating steel and concrete sculpture.

Richard Goodwin
Five artworks, 2007
Various media
Gungahlin Drive Extension, North Canberra