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Sculpture unveiled at Lot Fourteen

Posted June 22, 2022

A major new artwork has been installed at Lot Fourteen, on North Terrace, which is one of several public art commissions for the innovation district, it was announced today.

The sculpture, entitled ‘One: all that we can see’, is the work of South Australian early-career artist Sundari Carmody.

The state government funded piece of art will be a means to tell stories relevant to Lot Fourteen, spark curiosity and create a focal and meeting point for visitors to the Australian Space Discovery Centre, which it is located outside of.

Carmody’s piece is an evocative and elegant addition to the public realm. Her research in physics and the unseen has led to the development of this work that asks us to consider what exists beyond our conscious reality.

One: all that we can see represents the ratio suggested by contemporary physicists between the visible and the invisible universe; the hypothesis that dark matter and dark energy make up ninety-five per cent of the universe, leaving only five per cent of ‘normal matter’ visible.

The striking four-metre diameter black steel tubular ring, also comprises a small but high intensity LED component set into the top of the ring, symbolising the five per cent of ‘normal matter’.

Di Dixon, State Project Lead Lot Fourteen says, “arts and culture are integral to Lot Fourteen, generating a meaningful sense of place and an active destination, through extraordinary, stimulating and immersive experiences.”

“We hope that providing space for innovators and entrepreneurs where art, culture and technology exist in harmony will provoke creativity and innovation while also providing something for the whole community to enjoy.”

The piece was commissioned under the Lot Fourteen Arts and Culture Plan Stage 1: 2020 – 2024, with advisory from the Arts and Culture Advisory Group (ArC), the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Guildhouse, a not-for-profit organisation which develops and manages opportunities for artists.

Embedding art firmly into the innovation district, the sculpture meets the brief for the artwork to speak to space exploration, technology and futures.

Carmody says she’s excited to be able to unveil her piece.

“I am both honoured and humbled to be contributing a public artwork to this city, joining the works of many esteemed and respected artists.

“My practice is based around ideas that explore relationships between consciousness and the cosmos.

“These fields are profoundly mysterious, and I am attempting to find useful frameworks to give form to aspects of both that are invisible or lie just beyond the limits of our perception.

“I’m grateful to be working with Lot Fourteen, Guildhouse and Exhibition Studios to undertake this significant project.”

Carmody studied Visual Arts (Honours) at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants and her work has been exhibited widely across Australia.

Read CityMag’s article on the artwork here:

Explore other pieces in Lot Fourteen’s public art trail here:

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