Earth Drill sculpture
Public Art : Earth Drill sculpture
Sculptor: © David Hamilton
Sculptor's Website: www.davidhamiltonsculpture.com
Description: There are two elements to this piece of
public art and they are 4km (2.5miles) away from each other. Two 200mm curved and welded steel pipes, painted in
red laquer, break through the ground at two different locations . One end is outside the Queen Victoria Museum and
Art Gallery at Royal Park and the other at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk.
They are the ends of an imaginary underground coil of steel, which runs under the city to connect
both musuems . A very clever concept indeed!
Date Unveiled: 2007
Born Hobart 1946 and works in Launceston
EARTH DRILL, 2007
This sculpture was commissioned by the QVMAG Friends to acknowledge the vital role played by the Queen
Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in the cultural life of Launceston and to create a symbolic link
between the Museum's two sites, at Inveresk and Royal Park.
The artist acknowledges the technical support of Adrian Stabb. This project was generously supported by
the QVMAG Friends, the Launceston Museum and Art Gallery Foundation and It's About Us 2006, an
initiative of the Launceston City Council.
Locations: You will find either end of this sculpture
at one of two sites, either outside the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk or the Queen
Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Royal Park, Launceston, Tasmania.