Thursday, June 18, 2015


Lands Tuesday 30 June 2015

Aluminium, Brass, Ceramic, Copper

References former Archbishop of Brisbane, James Duhig’s unfinished Holy Name Cathedral (1927-     ).
Sited on the corner of Gipps & Ann Streets, it was planned as the “largest to be built anywhere in the world since the seventeenth century”. Duhig worked with Sydney architectural firm Hennessy, Hennessy & Co on the project until The Great Depression, combined with claims of embezzlement, stalled construction through to Duhig’s death in 1965. It was to be capable of seating 4000.

A scale model of the buildings proposed dome appears to have moved throughout the city like a Spinning Top, finally resting at the corner of Turbot & Boundary Streets. All labour, material & plant life have been sourced from the city of Brisbane and state of Queensland.

The artist acknowledges the following for their assistance:
Precision Engineering & Manufacturing
Families Kennedy & Ryan
Garden Doctor Consulting
Rapid Concept Designs
United Make
T.P. Boland
Sahra Stolz