Friday, April 22, 2011


Diamonds (Neil Dawson, 2002, aluminium extrusion and mesh painted with synthetic polymer
automotive paints, stainless steel fittings and cables)

This huge globe, by New Zealand sculptor Neil Dawson,  is suspended between the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Installed in 2002, it replaced an earlier work of Dawson's which was irreparably damaged in a severe windstorm in 1998.

I'm not sure exactly how big this work is, but to give you a better idea of scale, here's another photo I took today, looking in the opposite direction. The gallery is on the left:

National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Open 10am-5pm daily, except Christmas Day


Stefan Jansson said...

It's a big one. Cool to see that it is still there after eight years.

Paulo Rafael said...

Nice pics and informations.

karen said...

I was reading a little more about this last night, and apparently "Globe" - the original sculpture - was bought from the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and was only ever meant to be installed like this temporarily. "Diamonds" should last longer, because of more permanent installation.