The Echo Sculpture
Public Art : Echo Sculpture (or simply 'The
Sculptor: © Edward Ginger
Description: Both a seat and a sculpture the Echo was
inspired by Melbourne's rich and diverse cultures especially those of Asia. Located near Chinatown the sculpture
incorporated strong Eastern designs and symbols. At the time of installation the Bank of Hong Kong was located
there but has since departed. The red creation was made from steel plate and coated with red polyurethane
Funded By : The sculpture was commissioned by the
Swanston Walk Public Art Project (1992)
Date Unveiled: The Echo was unveiled on the eve of
Chinese New Year, 1997.
Location : The Echo is located on the corner of
Swanston and Little Burke street, Melbourne, Australia.
Controversy : The sculpture was only completed in
1986 due to lack of sponsorship to complete fabrication and installation. However today it is a popular place to
plant the bottom and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city.