Archive for May, 2009

‘Moved On’ leased to Adelaide City Council 2009/2010

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Adelaide City Council’s public art strategy includes renting outdoor sculptures for exhibition in Pilgrim Lane in the central business district. Rick’s two-part ‘heart’ sculpture ‘Moved On’ is leased to ACC for 2009/2010 as part of this program.

‘Moved On’ is very popular and is regularly photographed with people sitting inside the red/white heart piece. It was previously exhibited at the University of Western Sydney, and prior to that at Montalto Sculpture Prize.

Pilgrim Lane runs between Pirie Street and Flinders Street, parallel and east of King William Street, next to Pilgrim Church.

Rick Clise in artist team – concept finalist for Public Art commission

Friday, May 1st, 2009

One of Adelaide’s largest public art commissions is the Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander War Memorial to be located at the Torrens Parade Ground., with a budget of $500,000.

Rick was the project leader in an artist team with James Martin, Darren Siwes, and Warrick Keates of WAX Design that was shortlisted for concept development for this memorial. Two other teams were also shortlisted for concept development. Although Rick’s team did not win this project it was a fascinating and valuable experience working with such a committed group of artists and design professionals.

‘Primaries’ installed at Seymour College, Adelaide

Friday, May 1st, 2009

In late April 2009 three coloured pencils in primary colours were installed outside the Early Learning Centre at Seymour College’s junior school.

Rick made these three steel pencils, which are 3.5 metres tall and gratefully acknowledges the engineering assistance donated by Peter Cox of Cox Consulting Engineers.

To calculate the actual height of each coloured pencil Rick asked all of the junior school students to measure their red, yellow and blue pencils and then scaled-up the average of those results to make the steel pencils the height that they are.

Contrary to some comments, the colour scheme was not selected in honour of the Adelaide Crows. But it was a fun try anyway…

Group exhibition – Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition 1-31 May 2009

Friday, May 1st, 2009

My sculpture ‘Construction 4’ is being exhibited at the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition in Melbourne. It is located in the window of ‘Mal Bradley Hair’, which is in the Toorak Place Arcade at 521 Toorak Road. There are 85 sculptures being exhibited this year, which is the 8th year of the sculpture festival.

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