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Futuristic sculpture revealed on Northbank

13 May 2014

Futuristic sculpture revealed on Northbank Image

By Robert Bremner

North Wharf  is now home to a sculpture that gives the public a chance to travel back to the future.

The sculpture, by Russell Anderson, is an interactive public artwork reminiscent of 19th century Melbourne.

Mr Anderson’s work entitled Apparatus for Transtemporal Occurrence of Impending Space celebrates the beauty of engineered objects such as trams, period cars and other scientific inventions.  Through the human-scale machine, visitors will be able to see a fictionalised version of the future.

The City of Melbourne’s arts portfolio chair Cr Rohan Leppert said the artwork would enhance the landscape of Northbank Wharf. 

“Public art makes the experience of walking around Melbourne an ever-changing and intriguing one,” Cr Leppert said.

Mr Anderson said the work had only recently been restored after spending 80 years in storage. 

“The surfaces are machined and cast bronze, brass, steel and copper. People will be able to turn a crank handle and peer into a porthole showing images of 19th century Melbourne,” Mr Anderson explained.

Mr Anderson has exhibited work both nationally and internationally for the past 17 years. His work includes anything from community to state and local government public art commissions.

Apparatus for Transtemporal Occurrence of Impending Space is located on the middle promenade of Northbank Wharf (opposite Polly Woodside).

 

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