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Super-sized local artwork

03 Apr 2014

Super-sized local artwork Image

Installation of Dion Horstman’s large-scale sculpture began at Collins Square last month.

The bright yellow, geometric-shaped artwork, titled Supersonic is worth $2.5 million and will stretch from Collins Square across to the Lantern building.

When complete, it will be Melbourne’s largest integrated sculptural artwork.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy was in Docklands on March 18 to mark the beginning of the artwork’s installation.

“This is a unique piece of art that will be embedded in the Collins Square development and cast beams of light across the paths of visitors,” Mr Guy said.

“Docklands has become an urban art destination and with developers required to contribute one per cent of development costs towards urban art, Docklands’ reputation as a place for great art will continue to grow.”

Artist Dion Horstmans said he was grateful for the opportunity to be able to create the artwork, which is based on a F-18 fighter jet.

“This piece responds to the site and the buildings during the construction phase,” Mr Horstmans said.

“I have carefully considered the relationship of my piece to its environment, emphasising the relationship between art and architecture.”

The 80-metre-long sculpture is the size of an Olympic pool. It weighs 56 tonnes and is made up of 100 separate pieces that will take around six weeks to put together.

 

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