A LARGE gathering of visual arts identities were on hand this morning (October 18) to see Suburban Development Minister Yvette Berry unveil a striking new sculpture commissioned by Ginninderry Estate.
ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay was also there to admire the striking artwork, “Little Eagle Glyph”, which stands as a kind of sentinel at the entrance to the estate.
Created by artist G.W.Bot of Cook, the “eagle” was described as a “symbolic sculpture” relating to the natural wildlife of the fast-developing region. The rocks surroundings the work have been inscribed with “glyphs” by the artist.
Bot, a long-time Belconnen resident and former Canberra Artist of the Year, is an internationally exhibited artist best-known for her work in print-making, but in recent years, she has ventured into sculpture and glass art.
In 2017 Bot exhibited a related sculpture, “Sea Eagle Glyph”, at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi.
“Little Eagle Glyph” may be viewed at the entrance to Ginninderry and Strathnairn Homestead, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt.
Saddened by the racial violence at the hands of police officers in the US, Canberra’s chief police officer, Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan, says dialogue with the community is really important to prevent that from happening here.