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February 2019

Kinetic Sculpture Commission – BMDH hospital – Sydney

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Kinetic sculpture for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH)

I’m very excited to announce that after working for much of last year on the design, that I am just about to start building a new permanent outdoor sculpture for the BMDH expansion in Sydney!  I was particularly glad to get to know and then collaborate closely with Leanne Tobin, a significant and accomplished artist of the Darug people  of the Blackmore and Mount Druitt region.

Together, we have designed a large kinetic sculpture that will be in constant, gentle meditative motion in an entrance courtyard for the hospital

Inspired by the local, iconic and majestic tree, the Sydney Red Gum or Angophera Costata, (photo above of it’s beautiful bark) we have called the  sculpture:

Djalgala Yarra, an arboreal meditation. (Djalgala Yarra translates to tree, embrace in the Darug Language).

more on the design to follow, here is a teaser screenshot of a detail, better go get started…

screenshot Djalgala Yarra