The Observatory

  • Client
    City of Canada Bay
  • Discipline
    Public Art
  • Expertise
    Public domain works
  • Scope
    Design and delivery
  • Scale
    3 (H) x 5.4 (W) x 26 (L) meters
  • Materials
    5mm galvanised plate & tube steel, marine plywood, storm glass solution, laminated glass, stainless steel
  • Year
    2012
  • Location
    Cabarita, Sydney, Australia
  • Team
    Heidi Axelsen, Hugo Moline
  • Status
    Complete
A collection of sculptural devices which allows you to ‘read’ a particular aspect of the weather. Between the Storm Glass Hut, the Sundial Windflute and the Anenometer Chaise Lounge a vistor can discover links between time, wind, solar position and atmospheric variation.   Made from 5mm plate & tube galvanized steel the sculptures are durable in the marine environment and have been manufactured to Australian standards to ensure safety of public and children. The Observatory sculptural series made in response to the wind swept banks at Cabarita on the Parramatta River and takes inspiration from 17th Century analogue devices for measuring the weather and the local history of Correy’s Pleasure Garden.