City Living 1995
Dimensions (H x W x D)
650 cm (overall approx.)
Donated by Central Equity Homes, 1996
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Location: median strip, Jeffcott St, West Melbourne
Cast in Fitzroy’s Meridian Foundry, the sculpture consists of five naked figures, including an infant, balanced against half disks attached to a central column. Two of the disks feature iconography that links this ‘family’ to both the domestic space and the city fabric. While this is a large piece set on an imposing concrete base, a certain lightness is achieved though the aerial poses of the figures.
In June 1995, Central Equity Homes commissioned Andrew Rogers to design a sculpture to locate outside their West Melbourne residential development. The 6.5-metre-high City Living is the result of that commission. City Living was donated to the City of Melbourne in 1996.