State Library Commission

State Library Commission

Kay Lawrence & John Nowland

Artwork in 4 parts commissioned for newly developed entry to the State Library of South Australia and funded by Arts SA
•    welcome greeting in Kaurna language, carved into a stone placed at the entry to the building
•    hand woven plant fibre ellipse, suspended from the ceiling
•    hand tufted carpet 5 x 5 metres, directly beneath the coil
•    wooden bulkhead text, seen from outside the building and in the foyer

Concept: Kay Lawrence

Artists: Kay Lawrence & John Nowland

Fabrication:  Kay Lawrence, John Nowland, Sandy Elverd, Mark Hazeldine, Greg Healey, Tony Kearney, Tai Ping Carpets 

Acknowledgments: ArtsSA, John Nowland Design, Pamille Berg Consulting, MGT Canberra Architects + Hassell Pty Ltd, Built Environs Pty Ltd, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, Uncle Lewis O’Brien, Adam Carpenter, ArtLab, Yvonne Nowland, Nici Cumpston.

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