Tuesday, 6 March 2012

'THE GUARDIANS' AT SOUTHBANK

Walking along Southbank Promenade, on the southern bank of the Yarra River in the CBD, one can see two large sculptures, called ‘The Guardians’, outside the eastern end of the Crown Entertainment Complex. They are striking and colourful art works that immediately catch the eye and contribute to the appeal of the walk along the Promenade.

These two 
large sculptures are carved from Italian statuary marble and clad with ceramic tiles. They were created in 1997 by the, then local, artist Simon Rigg. The square based mounting of the larger statue depicts the four elements. The smaller Guardian reveals a woman’s head looking through the hole of the larger sculpture, and hints at the source of all the images, beyond our plane of vision.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.






17 comments:

  1. Great photos of some interesting art!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. I love these, Nick! They're marvelous, colorful and different and they do light up the Promenade!! Delightful! Your captures are superb as always and as always, such an interesting and wonderful post for the day!

    Sylvia

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  3. How colourful ! Happiness. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  4. I wouldn't have guessed that they were made from marble. Very cool guardians they are.

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  5. the Guardians are very colourful and eye-catching. a wonderful look at your world.

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  6. Weird and wonderful.Very tactile too, I would imagine.
    Ceramic on marble, that is gilding the lily :-)
    So much of interest in your city, Nick.
    I love seeing it all.

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  7. So bright and colourful. Interesting pieces of art.

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  8. Beautiful and colorful sculptures.

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  9. How wonderful and colorful!

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  10. South bank has been such a success for Melbourne. Can't wait for the new concert hall development to be completed. It looks like a great design.

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  11. delightful colors and textures. interesting sculptures.

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  12. Your city seems to have a lot of public art. I think that's really nice.

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  13. Nice work Nick, excellent details, both very vibrant sculptures.

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  14. THESE are beautiful, the color is outstanding!!!

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  15. Beautiful and colorful sculptures, great shots!

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  16. This is really cool and so eye-catching!

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