Saturday, May 1, 2010

Outdoor Art - Angel

Angel is one of Melbourne´s iconic landmarks. The 10-metre-high, two-headed sculpture sits on the north bank of the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr in 2006, after being relocated from the National Gallery in 1985. It can be seen from as far away as Princes Bridge. The sculpture was designed for the public by Deborah Halpern, a mosaic artist. Her work also includes Ophelia -- located at Southgate -- which was named the official face of Melbourne by Tourism Victoria in 1996.

Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was opened in 2002. The name means 'river of mists' and 'river bank' in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, the original Indigenous inhabitants of the Melbourne area.

Construction of Birrarung Marr began in 2000. The project was a joint venture by the City of Melbourne, which provided AUD $15.6 million to design and build the park, and the State Government of Victoria, which funded the railway rationalisation and clearance of the site. The park was formally opened to the public on Australia Day, January 26, 2002. Find out more about the designer at:

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