Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents entries received from 33 countries, five were
shortlisted, with Perth-born artist James
Angus (who is currently based in New York)
winning the $1 million contract.
His piece is a three-dimensional bio-
morphic form (something that resembles
a living organism) that will appear to
radically change in shape depending on
how it's approached. When installed at the
end of this year, it will stand 11 metres long,
three metres wide and 6.5 metres high.
"It's supposed to be a very tactile
sculpture that people will want to touch,
lean against and walk through," says
James, who has also created pieces for
the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra
and the Public Art Fund in New York. "I
hope people like it, but I also quietly hope
that a few people don't because it's more
interesting when there's some sort of
challenge at hand."
e currently untitled work is the single
largest art commission undertaken in WA.
Gallery owner and arts ambassador Janet
Holmes à Court says more public artworks
of this magnitude are needed for our urban
landscapes to thrive.
"One of the great things about places
like Melbourne is the scale and diversity
of public art," she says. "It makes the city
more attractive and says to people, 'We
care about your experience here'. I think
we need to do more in Perth on a grand
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