TIDAL POOLS SCULPTURE

Tidal Pools is a major sculptural work by the Tasmanian artist Stephen Walker created and cast at a specialist foundry in Verona, Italy in 1969.

 

The project involved the relocation of the sculpture to the Long Beach Promenade during September 2013.  It was a complex project involving the dismantling of the artwork into 8 main parts, the craning of the sculpture into its new position and  the installation of a complex hydraulic system to allow tidal water flows to the 5 separate basins. The project also included low seating walls, a walkway with steps and a boulder with an interpretation plaque.

 

Significant consultation with the artist (now in his mid 80s) and his wife was undertaken throughout the project.

 

Link to Mercury Newspaper Article

 

 

Employer

Hobart City Council

 

Role

Project Management including:

Subconsultant co-ordination

Concept and detailed design

Budget management

Approvals and compliance

Programming

Concept presentations to stakeholders

Contract administration

 

Team

Artist                                                 Stephen Walker

Hydraulic Engineering                   Howrah Plumbing

Builder                                             Tascon

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