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Waterfront public art unveiled



Waterfront public art unveiled


Scrymgour, Marion

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Australian Labor Party


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Leisure; Sculpture

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Marion Scrymgour Minister for Arts and Museums Monday 16 June, 2008 Waterfront Public Art Unveiled The first piece of public art for the Darwin Waterfront precinct was unveiled today ahead of the Darwin Convention Centre opening later this week. Arts Minister Marion Scrymgour and artist Katrina Tyler jointly unveiled the sculpture Fragment which sits adjacent to the entrance of the Darwin Convention Centre. Ms Scrymgour said it was an exciting time for the Darwin Waterfront People should visit the Waterfront and have a look at this stunning piece of public art, the first of many that will be unveiled in the precinct, Ms Scrymgour said. The Waterfront will be a vibrant place and the public art plays a very important part in giving it a community feel. Ms Scrymgour encouraged people to attend the five-day community celebration starting this week to mark the completion of the Convention Centre. The official opening of the Centre begins this Wednesday morning and will include school tours, jet ski and water ski displays, fireworks, markets and performances by community groups. Fragment is made from intricate pieces of cast aluminium that form a fragmented sphere. Each individual element represents a piece of coral, and although each piece is slightly different, they form a unique whole. Artist Katrina Tyler was commissioned to produce the piece while living in Darwin. In Fragment, the patterns, structures and nature of coral become a metaphor through which to explore themes that celebrate the fragility and resilience found in nature as well as inherent cycles of renewal and evolution, Ms Tyler said. Fragment is the first of eight pieces to be installed in Stage One of the Waterfront Development with a further 29 pieces to be commissioned during Stage Two of the project. The Northern Territory Government has committed $600,000 for public art to be installed in Stage One of the Waterfront Development, as its contribution to a partnership with The Toga Group which brings total funding to $2 million. /2

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