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Who is public sculpture really for?

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Gina Fairley

From colonial statues and monuments for healing to heavy metal abstractions, a discussion at the Sydney Sculpture Conference questioned public art's role.

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Maribyrnong City Council commissioned the public artwork, Pipedreams – a 12 metre wide and 8 metre high stainless steel sculpture, created and installed by renowned Australian artist, Matthew Harding.

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Gina Fairley covers the Visual Arts nationally for ArtsHub. Based in Sydney you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.