The Echo Sculpture

The Echo sculpture, Melbourne, Edward Ginger, public art

Public Art : Echo Sculpture (or simply 'The Echo')

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 paint.

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.

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