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Bogong Moths Artist - Jim Williams and Matthew Harding
Title - Bogong Moths
Medium - Cast concrete
Location - North Canberra
Funded By -
Commissioned - 2001

Bogong Moths
These large bogong moths are based on a design by Ngunnawal artist Jim Williams and are located between the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

breezing in Canberra, Kozo Nishino (Titanium alloy, stainless steel) National Arboretum Canberra Commissioned: 2011 (installed 2015)

Artist - Kozo Nishino
Title - breezing in Canberra
Medium - Titanium alloy, stainless steel
Location - South Canberra
Funded By - Precent-for-Arts Scheme
Commissioned - 2011

breezing in Canberra
"The concept of this sculpture features a vast sky and/or the universe and it expresses something that we cannot see such as wind and air. One can enjoy the movement engraved in the sculpture itself, but on the other hand, I think it also offers the viewers to feel atmosphere and time through their five senses. Although this sculpture is temperate and sensitive, it is also abundant and embracing, reflecting the image I had of Canberra during my visits. I hope that many people will love the sculpture’s warm-hearted expression and I hope this sculpture stays and lives in the hearts of each person visiting the Arboretum.” Kozo Nishino Kozo Nishino

bush pack (nil tenure) Artist - Amanda Stuart
Title - bush pack (nil tenure)
Medium - Bronze
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2011

bush pack (nil tenure)
A series of seven life-size dogs in City Walk running the three groups towards the Civic Carousel. The dogs symbolise the intersection and tensions between the wild and domestic, the rural and the urban space and animals and humans.

Canberra Centenary Column 100 Artist - Geoff Farquhar-Still
Title - Canberra Centenary Column
Medium - Stainless steel, granite, glass tiles
Location - Civic
Funded By - Canberra CBD Limited
Commissioned - 2014

Canberra Centenary Column
The $200,000 obelisk, which features a time capsule, was a centenary gift to the city from Canberra CBD Limited.

Casuarina Pods Artist - Matthew Harding
Title - Casuarina Pods
Medium - Bronze
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Commissioned - 2001

Casuarina Pods
In a gully where a creek used to run, three overgrown Casuarina seed pods appear to have dropped out of a grove of Casuarina trees and to be rolling down the grassy slope. At night the seed pods are lit from within by a gentle fibre optic light.

Centricity Artist - Matthew Harding and Mark Wooston
Title - Centricity
Medium - Etched glass panels and fibre optic light
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 2001

Centricity contains three elements situated in Civic Square, an adjoining stairwell and the entrance to the Craft ACT gallery. Ripple refers to ripples of influence, Fingerprint refers to the materiality of craft and the concentric pattern of Canberra’s unique city plan and Crucible, a showcase featuring changing exhibitions.

Chalchiuhtlicue 100 Artist - Jesus Mayagoitia
Title - Chalchiuhtlicue
Medium - Steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - The sculpture was donated by Mission Foods subsidiary of Gruma Corp and with the contribution of the Government of Mexico.
Acquired - 2012

Chalchiuhtlicue is inspired by the pre-Hispanic stone sculpture of the same name, found at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Choice of Passage Artist - Phil Spelman
Title - Choice of Passage
Medium - Polyurethane painted fabricated steel
Location - Civic
Funded By - artsACT
Acquired - 2008

Choice of Passage
This sculpture uses abstract forms to create a sense of balance and poise. The columns create an archway, or passage, that could be a starting or finishing point. Choice of Passage is a part of a series of large-scale artworks created with public space and public interaction in mind.

Circuitry Artist - Fiona Hooton
Title - Circuitry
Medium - Painted steel
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned - 2001

This work is a red tower-like form constructed from an interlocking network of shapes based on a simplified human figure. The sculpture symbolises the dynamic flows of people, transport and information that fill, move though, and empty from the circulatory system of the city.

Civic Carousel 100 Artist - Herbert Thompson
Title - Civic Carousel
Medium - Timber and steel
Location - Civic
Funded By -
Commissioned -

Civic Carousel
The Civic Carousel commenced operation at the St Kilda Esplanade in Melbourne in 1915. It was designed and built by Herbert Thompson, designer of Australia’s first successful motor car. The outside of the carousel roof is adorned with paintings of horses, elephants and tigers, whilst inside are paintings of more contemplative scenes.

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