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Contemporary Sculpture in CBD Sydney

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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published July 27th 2013
There is no shortage of public art as long as you take the time to observe the surroundings. In particular, contemporary sculptures are open to interpretation, as their forms and shapes could convey different meanings to different people. It is loads of fun!

Bird Totem sculpture

Location: corner of George Street and Jamieson Street, Sydney
Sculptor: Adrian Mauriks

Erected in 1988, the Bird Totem sculpture is 6m in height and made of bronze, with two upright structures constructed side by side. On the top, its shape resembles the wing of a bird. This sculpture was commissioned by AMP Society for the World Trade Centre and National Bank Building Plaza.

Bird Totem sculpture
Bird Totem sculpture



Pyramid Tower

Location: Spring street and Pitt Street (initially in Martin Place)
Artist: Bert Flugelman

Developed specifically for an artistic prize commissioned by the Dobell foundation, Bert Flugelman's Pyramid Tower (Dobell Memorial Sculpture), which was erected in 1978, was a 19m stack of pyramids made from reflective stainless steel. Surrounded by skyscrapers, I think that this sculpture blends in very well with its environment. However, this sculpture may not appeal to all Sydneysiders. Some people referred it as the "shishkebab".

Flugelman's Pyramid
Flugelman's Pyramid


Reserve Bank Sculpture

Location: At the front of the Reserve Bank, the top (Macquarie Street end) of Martin Place
Artist: Margel Hinder

The sculpture was created by the American born artist Margel Hinder, representing an example of Australian modernist abstraction. Hinder's copper and steel artwork shows interesting shapes and forms. I don't know what it is trying to convey but I find that it is very masculine.

Reserve Bank Sculpture
Reserve Bank Sculpture

"Day In, Day Out"

Location: 1 Bligh Street, Syndey (corner of Bent and O'Connell Streets)
Artist: James Angus

The building (1 Bligh street), renowned for its ecologically sustainable design, is an award-winning architecture. Installed outside the building, there is a large-scale sculpture titled 'Day In, Day Out'. Designed in vibrant colours, this sculpture shows its playful side.

Day In, Day Out sculpture
'Day In, Day Out sculpture
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Why? Contemporary sculpture opens up your creativity and your own interpretation
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Cost: Free
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