Words and Places
The work consists of the word PROSPECT in large fragments of jumbled steel letters, as a structural arrangement, approximately 2.5 metres high. The artist explained that the work explores ideas around language, text and the cumulative imaginary and how together they are symbolic of the many different individuals who form the community.
This public art work was commissioned by the City of Prospect at a total project cost of $109,000 and remains one of the largest investments in Public Art the Council has made. This includes concept development ($9,000); design, fabrication, lighting and installation of the work ($80,000); landscaping project management and other in-kind support ($20,000). Funding was sourced from Arts SA ($9,000 project seed funding and $10,000 commission funding support) and the City of Prospect ($70,000 cash and $20,000 in-kind support).
About the artist
Born in Melbourne, with Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts (Teaching) at Torrens College of Advanced Education (Adelaide), Anton Hart has been a professional artist based in Adelaide for the last 30 years. He has an extensive history of solo and group exhibitions and curatorial projects, locally, nationally, and overseas. Hart's works as a sculptor and mixed medium artist, are represented in major national public collections, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank in Sydney, Adelaide Festival Centre and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
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