Australia Today and Tomorrow 1970
Australia Today and Tomorrow
hand-beaten copper on steel grid
Dimensions (H x W x D)
280 x 300 cm
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
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.