Sunday, May 1, 2011


Dancers on a Lakefront [Konstantin Dimopoulos, 2010,
high performance composite rods]

The Belconnen Arts Centre, opened in August 2009, sits in a prominent position on the edge of Lake Gininderra, across the road from Westfield Belconnen. It's hard to miss with this bright yellow kinetic sculpture out the front, especially at night. There are seven groups of rods, each between five and seven metres tall, that move in the wind.

According to the artist:
In this instance the water, the architecture of the building and the vertical lines echoed in the fabric of the building, suggest a celebration of movement. The sculpture develops this theme and is like a ballet in which these lines of different characters have their own part, choreographed and moved gently by the wind. Like music in dance, wind is the critical element in this production, shaping and forming with its influence.

Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Open Tuesday–Sunday 10:00am–5:00pm


Jim said...

That looks beautiful.

karen said...

I like it, but there are plenty of people who aren't so keen (as with most public art).