Arts editor HELEN MUSA’s weekly look at all-things-art in Canberra
TWO spectacular sculptures have gone on show at the University of Canberra today.“Cosmic Trumpet” and “Embracer” by Canberra artist Hanna Hoyne are on loan for six months after appearing at Sydney’s annual “Sculpture by the Sea”.
Hoyne received a 2016 Helen Lempriere Scholarship which she used to ensure the sculptures were robust enough to display outdoors.
She describes the sculpture, “Plug-In Stations for Cosmic Recharge” as part of her interactive pieces into which people can plug themselves and let their psyche be recharged.
“Cosmic Trumpet” is a sleep capsule with a large horn that sends and receives dreams from the cosmos, while “Embracer” is a hug machine to recharge the heart,” she says.
The artworks were officially opened to the public as part of the inaugural “Play Creativity and Culture” symposium being held at the University of Canberra on Thursday. The symposium brings together artists, designers, urban planners and cultural experts to discuss concepts, practices and the potential to play in the city.
Canberrans are welcome to visit the campus to play with the two artworks.
“Cosmic Trumpet” is located outside on the grassed area east of Building 1, while “Embracer” will be installed in the Hub on the Concourse and can be seen during normal office hours.