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Ebb and Flow

Completed: 2018
Client: Bridgehill

Ebb and Flow was commissioned by Bridgehill for the Esprit Apartments development at Mascot.

The landscape responsive sculpture by Cultural Capital’s Creative Director Mark McClelland acknowledges the importance of water, specifically the Botany aquifer, in the evolution of this part of Sydney.

Fabricated from low-carbon steel plate, the artwork’s materiality echoes Mascot’s twentieth century industrial heritage. In responding to the site’s contemporary evolution, the artwork’s long, spiralling form creates a counterpoint to the surrounding rectilinear built forms.

The design of the sculpture enables people to move through it and even sit on it, encouraging a direct interaction between people and artwork that brings a human touch to this development.

As a creative and production team, Cultural Capital benefits from the award winning artist and engineering  skills of principals Mark McClelland and Harry Partridge, whether creating artworks with our in-house team or commissioning from our extensive network of Australian and international artists.

Photography: Josh Raymond