New Public Art For Inverell
14 October 2016
INVERELL’S eastern entrance has received an artistic facelift with a sculpture entitled ‘Blue Facets’ installed in the Henderson Street roundabout this week.
Inverell Shire Council commissioned the installation of the striking five-metre high piece following a public vote last year, where artist Craig Flood’s design was voted most popular.
Mr Flood, a former local now based in Brisbane, explained the design features the sapphire, a gem stone synonymous with Inverell.
Mr Flood has been on site during the installation of the artwork and explained the solar panels will light up the facets of each column, ensuring the artwork's appeal both day and night.
Members of the Inverell Shire Council Sunset Committee for Public Art, Cr Anthony Michael and Peter Caddey inspected the artwork as the final columns were lifted into place late Friday.
A proud Mr Flood believes the final result surpasses expectations.
“I’m particularly happy with the result, especially the matt finish and the colour. With that matt finish, you’re not going to get any glare or reflection”.
Council’s Public Art Sunset Committee led the project and Chairperson Cr Michael agreed the eye-catching artwork will be an asset to Inverell’s cultural landscape.
“It gives Inverell a fresh iconic piece of art for our CBD and council is happy with the community’s choice”.
“Blue Facets is a great result from Council’s initiative to connect the community with public art throughout the CBD”.
The public art project has been jointly funded by council and a grant from the Community Building Partnership Program, a NSW Government initiative.
|Image: L-R Artist Craig Flood with Inverell Shire Council Public Art Sunset Committee Chairperson Cr Anthony Michael and Peter Caddey and the sculpture in its glory at night.|
Inverell Shire Council
PO Box 138
Inverell NSW 2360