International River Foundation
Design required a cast aluminium representation of an Aboriginal water carrier (coolamon). Here it is resting on a river boulder, with rivers of rejeuvenated water flowing through it.
The International River Foundation awards two prizes each year to organisations responsible for river restoration and protection. Along with a substantial monetary award, each recipient receives a trophy.
Spirit of the Southern Cross
Figure - 3 metres
View the website for the Constellations of the South Project, Uralla, NSW, Australia
Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford, N.S.W. Australia
Commissioned by Sara Lee Kitchens (Australia) Pty Ltd and Gosford City Council for the State Bicentennial Celebrations 1987.
Matthew Flinders is one of four greater than life-size bronze figurative sculptures commissioned in the series "Salute to Famous Australians", which includes Captain Charles Sturt, Edward Eyre, and Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
Photos of the other figures can be seen on Carl Merten's website .
All four sculptures are located in Rumbalara Reserve
along walking tracks or near picnic areas. Flinders and Smithy stand in the
main picnic area and hence are accessible to the elderly and disabled. We designed
the sculptures to be approachable, rather than beside the "gods" on high plinths.
Children and adults are free to climb and sit on or beside the seated figures
of Sturt and Eyre.
enclosing form # 2
|Commissioned by Cardy & Co., developers of the Ernst
Young Building, 321 Kent St., Sydney, Australia,
The clients chose the sculpture from an earlier maquette designed in l982. This maquette, in polished bronze and 8 cm high can be seen on the page for abstract bronzes .