Maquette, Within Three Worlds c1994

QUINN, Loretta

Registration number

1754989

Artist/maker

QUINN, Loretta

Title

Maquette, Within Three Worlds

Production date

c1994

Medium

bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

23.5 x 12.5 x 10 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Loretta Quinn, Angela Jane Esdaile, Within Three Worlds, Bronze sculpture, 1994, Princes Park, North Carlton

Summary

Maquette for the public artwork Within Three Worlds located at Princes Park, North Carlton.

Within Three Worlds comprises a bronze figure of a young girl looking out over a pond, in which three vessels sit. The figure represents Anna as a child, but is an ‘every child’ that embodies the innocence of youth and possibilities of the future.

Angela Jane Esdaile was born in Melbourne at St Andrews Hospital on February 19, 1969 and was 24 years old when she died of acute asthma in December 1993, while walking with friends along Rye beach. She was a tireless community worker, who made a significant contribution to the community, particularly with regards to children and young adults. She organised her first community project when she was just 8 years old. Following Angela’s death, her family donated funds towards a memorial artwork. In 1994, local artist Loretta Quinn was commissioned to undertake this work, which would commemorate Angela’s contribution to the community, as well as those of all childcare workers.