Public Art : Angel Sculpture
Sculptor: © Deborah Halpern
Description : The unusual 10m high semi abstract
sculpture is made from ceramic , steel and concrete. 4000 pieces of individually cut and hand painted tiles adorn
the concrete and steel armature which looks like a three legged llama. It isn't surprising that Deborah Halpern was
inspired by Picasso nor that it is one of the best love pieces of public art in Melbourne.
Date Unveiled: 1988
Commissioned By: The Angel sculpture was commissioned
by the National Gallery of Victoria along with the National Bicentennial Authority
Location : From 1988 - 2005 Angel was located on the
southern moat of the National Gallery of Victoria but since there has found a happy home on the banks of the Yarra
river in Birranrung Marr where finally it can be viewed from all sides.