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WINDWATCHER



Photo: Trent Baker Photographed shortly after installation with the sun setting Photo: Arunas Klupsas Windwatcher (by day) Photo: Arunas Klupsas Windwatcher (by night) Image: ADS 3D CAD Model of Windsock Photo: Trent Baker Craning into position Photo: Trent Baker Windwatcher Detail

Image: Jennifer Lawley Artwork Pattern Photo: Trent Baker Windsock Dragway Testing Image: ADS Engineering Drawing Image: ADS Wind Tunnel Testing
CCP Wind Engineers


Credits
Date
2011
Location
Central Park, Broadway, Sydney
Curator
Anne Loxley
Engineer
Developer / Client
Frasers Property
Project Manager
Armature Design Support

Description

Mikala Dwyer’s Windwatcher is a billowing kinetic sculpture which uses the heritage-listed Irving Street Brewery’s iconic 52-metre tall chimney as a plinth.

The 10.5 metre long sock, enlivened by a pattern of concentric black and white circles with reflective centres, is more than a celebration of the heritage brewery buildings. Windwatcher is a meditative lure. The patterned, glinting windsock draws our gaze skywards, creating, as the artist says, ‘a chance for reflection’ as sometimes the ‘act of tilting one’s head upwards is enough to change the course of one’s thoughts, even if it is just momentarily’.


Our Contribution
  • 3D CAD Modelling
  • Engineering / Shop Drawing
  • Supplier Quotations
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Risk