AN acclaimed local artist has been commissioned to create a sculpture at Karingal Hub.
The sculpture will be installed at the shopping centre’s new town square area. McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park alongside shopping centre owner ISPT have selected artist Christabel Wigley (pictured left) to create the piece.
The artwork will be a 2.4 metre tall shell-inspired piece titled Sound Shell. Wigley said that she hoped that the sculpture will “connect the viewer and community to nature, much like holding a seashell to your ear when you’re away from the seaside and immediately transporting you to another time and place through your sensory memory”.
Karingal Hub centre manager Richard Devlin said “we are truly excited to see Christabel Wigley’s Sound Shell come to life and take pride of place at Karingal Hub. We hope the local community will feel a sense of connection to this piece that thoughtfully incorporates the history of the Bunurong people and elements of the ocean. This addition perfectly complements the centre’s redevelopment along with our broader public arts program, transforming Karingal Hub into a leading shopping and lifestyle destination.”