Naval Stores 2015
Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline
Galvanised and powder-coated plate steel.
14 L x 5.4 W x 3.2 H (m)
Halvorsen Park, Ermington

Naval Stores once occupied this on the Parramatta River. The large nissen hut warehouses were huge yet mute, impenetrable, inspiring curiousity as to what mysteries they contained. This work seeks to draw on both the external power and the internal mystery of the Naval Stores to create a dynamic and engaging work appropriate to its contemporary setting.

The starting point for the work is the volume of one of the iconic Nissen-Hut Warehouses. Slices are taken through this volume to create a series of five steel walls. The walls zig-zag at unique and precise angles so that while the Nissen shape is obvious when viewed from the front, as one moves around to the side the forms shift and change dramatically.

This work was commissioned by the City of Parramatta and Defence Housing Australia.





 


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All images by Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline unless otherwise credited.