Australia Today and Tomorrow 1970

DULDIG, Karl

Registration number

1088730

Artist/maker

DULDIG, Karl

Title

Australia Today and Tomorrow

Production date

1970

Medium

hand-beaten copper on steel grid

Dimensions (H x W x D)

280 x 300 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Karl Duldig, Australia Today and Tomorrow, 1970, Council House 1, Little Collins Street

Summary

Location: Council House 1 entrance, 200 Little Collins St

Duldig’s Australia Today and Tomorrow is a copper wall sculpture located at the Council House 1 entrance, 200 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. It demonstrates a hallmark of his work; although part of the modernist tradition, the émigré’s sculptures always took a figurative form. The work consists of fragmented geometric abstract and figurative forms in beaten, moulded and crumpled copper and suspended in relief from a steel grid.

It was commissioned by Henry Krongold, the Polish–Australian businessman who owned the car park upon which this building was constructed. Krongold sold the building to council several years later, and the artwork was transferred with the land title.