Saturday, 27 April 2013

SOUTHBANK'S OPHELIA

Southgate’s resident art sculpture “Ophelia” by artist Deborah Halpern has been re-located to the river promenade. For nearly 20 years “Ophelia”, had watched over the entrance to Southgate from her courtyard position at BearBrass. As part of Southgate’s redevelopment, “Ophelia” was temporarily taken back to the artist’s studio for restoration before being permanently relocated to a prominent riverside location, right out the front of Southgate’s main entrance.

Once known as the face of Melbourne, “Ophelia” was inspired by the character from Hamlet, full of both love and sadness. Halpern says “Ophelia” is the cousin of “Angel”, the sculpture that adorned the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria for nearly 20 years and now lives upstream at Birrarung Marr. Together they bring life and humanity to the river.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme,
and also part of the Pink Saturday meme.

6 comments:

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  2. Sir, you are an absolute never ending machine of beautiful photography. It's more than the quality of a great image here or there. No, it is that there is just so many interesting things to look at here. It's the quantity of high quality that is amazing.

    Always impressive.

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  3. What a very interesting place to see.

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  4. Fascinating, colorful capture for the day, Nick!! Hope your weekend is going well!

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