James Angus Sculpture – Gift from ON 2011, 2012 and 2013
As their gift to the College ON 2011, 2012 and 2013 decided to put money towards art works for the newly refurbished Stanmore 7-12 campus.
The result is a sculpture by Australian artist James Angus called White Pipe Compression which now sits in the Sesquicentenary Quadrangle. Angus completed a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) at Curtin University of Technology and a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) at Yale University School of Art. Today he lives in New York, but his works hold significance in collections nationally and internationally. Angus is well known for his public art commissions in Australia at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and #1 Bligh Street in Sydney. This year he will be one of the artists at the 2014 Sydney Biennale.
The sculpture White Pipe Compression was originally exhibited at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in 2013. Angus’s sculptures investigate the materials and processes of art, design and architecture and this work, in particular, challenges the stereotypical physicality of steel by creating a character of curves and bends.
We are thrilled to have the large sculpture installed in front of Founders Building for the community to appreciate and to celebrate the grounds of the College. The Visual Arts staff look forward to providing in-depth learning about the sculpture, abstraction in Visual Arts and Australian contemporary art with the boys in the year ahead.
Ms Hannah Chapman
Concordia Gallery Curator / Visual Arts Teacher