Wind Contrivance 1995
bronze, redgum, Harcourt granite
Dimensions (H x W x D)
274 x 150 x 65 cm
WIND CONTRIVANCE / PAULINE FRASER / 1995
Commissioned through the City of Melbourne Percent for Art Program, 1995
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Location: Queen Victoria Market, Therry St
This large bronze sculpture - featuring an array of vegetables, fish and an Aboriginal fishing net - looks whimsically to the relationship between the land and city, tradition and lifestyle, production and consumption.
In 1994, the City of Melbourne commissioned Fraser to undertake Wind Contrivance through its Percent for Art Program. The work was sculpted in Fraser’s studio at Lurg, 20 kilometres from Benalla, and cast at the Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy. Wind Contrivance is sited at Queen Victoria Market, a centre point between land and city, and a cipher through which the country harvest is distributed to city dwellers.
Unveiled 22 August 1996