Monday, August 30, 2010
Reserve bank Sculpture
This unusual sculpture is at the front of the Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank is at the top (Macquarie Street end) of Martin Place. According to the RBA website: In September 1961, the governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr H.C.Coombs,announced an Australia-wide competition for artists and sculptors todesign a freestanding sculpture, a mural wall design for the entrance foyer and a formal garden. The American born artist Margel Hinder was awarded the commission for the sculpture, and her copper and steel artwork is a significant example of Australian modernist abstraction
The plaque notes, besides title and artist, that it was sculpted in 1964, "assisted by Frank Lumb and Frank Hinder".