New addition for Heide garden - Art Collector

Recent graduates play in Emily Floyd's This Place Will Always Be Open sculpture, commissioned for the Monash University Museum of Art in 2012. Courtesy: Monash University, Melbourne

31 July 2013 | Melbourne-based artist Emily Floyd has been commissioned to create a piece for the Heide Museum of Modern Art's outdoor sculpture garden - the first new addition to Heide's outdoor sculpture collection in seven years.

Floyd's sculpture will be called
Abstract Labour. Inspired by adventure playgrounds, it is designed specifically for the Heide gardens and will be over two metres tall and up to 20 metres across. The $100,000 grant was presented to Heide as part of the Victorian Public Sculpture Fund. Earlier this year the fund awarded a $75,000 grant for a new, permanent sculpture in Lorne.

Floyd has a strong interest in creating public artworks and has completed numerous high profile commissions, including for the Monash University Museum of Art (pictured above).
Abstract Labour will be unveiled in March next year to coincide with the opening of a survey of her works at Heide. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and several Australian state galleries. She is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne and Sydney.


Alexandra Djurichkovic



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