Curious Collections: Library Building Art - Completed
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 from 11:00 AM + Add to calendar11/08/2020 11:0011/08/2020 11:00Australia/SydneyCurious Collections: Library Building ArtCurious Collections: Library Building Art Tuesday, 11 August 2020 from 11:00 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Friends Executive Officer XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address online Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/toyzg/curious_collections_library_building_art.aspxonline
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Curios, conundrums, mysteries and marvels: the National Library has over 10 million items in its collection, with treasures in abundance. Join us online via Zoom to explore the collection.
Principle Designer Walter Bunning’s original theme for the building’s artworks was water, earth, air. His aim was for all of the artworks to harmonise with each other and the building. All the artists were kept aware of the others’ designs and in 1966 Matégot, Bass and French were able to meet.
The original intention was that the fountain in the forecourt would represent water, the outside panels on the lakeside of the building would represent earth and the internal tapestries and windows represented air. While only French’s windows actualised this original concept, many other artworks all contribute to the ambience that is the National Library.
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Image: Leonard French designed stained glass window in the National Library of Australia, nla.cat-vn7763522
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