Friday, March 1, 2013

Some happenings in Camberwell...

A close up of part of Typing Pool by Anderson Hunt.

There's been some things happening behind the wire fence at Camberwell.  If you have been wandering past the City of Boroondara Offices and Camberwell Library, you may have seen the emergence of a new sculptural work. Typing Pool by artist Anderson Hunt is our first public art commission since 2003!  We are so excited to add this amazing work to our public art collection.

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craning works in!

Standing tall in front of the Boroondara Council offices and Public Library, Typing Pool references its location and our relationship to language and communication.

Typing Pool interacts with the Boroondara Public Library through recognisable symbols, and can be understood from a number of different perspectives. It is designed to remind us of a forgotten era, as digital technologies emerge and communication forms change.

Town Hall Gallery Curator, Mardi Nowak, is eager for the launch: "We are excited to have Anderson's work Typing Pool within the City's Public Art Collection. Public Art creates a sense of vibrancy and community belonging and enriches our everyday life.  I'm sure the Boroondara community will embrace this amazing work and feel a sense of ownership whenever they go by."

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Bluestone keys... large enough to sit on.

North Balwyn artist, Anderson Hunt, holds a B. Ed. in Art and a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture. He has created many of Melbourne's contemporary public sculptures, and is known for his skill in metalworking and design.

"The sculpture pays homage to the building and the office workers. It's also a comment on the evolution of text and language," the artist, Anderson Hunt, states.

The fences are now down and the work is standing proudly out front of the library, so come on down and check it out!

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