Hobart

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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Futago designs interpretive sculptures to mark an historic waterfront trail.

If you zoom in on a map of Tasmania, the island state 240 kilometers south of Australia, and find its capital city of Hobart, you can just about make out the blunt promontory south of town.

Named after the battery of guns established there in 1818 to defend the coast, Battery Point shelters Hobart’s deep-water port to the north and looks south toward Storm Bay and beyond, to the route popular with Antarctic expeditions.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

Merit Award
Battery Point Sculpture Trail, Hobart City Council, Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney

Battery Point Sculpture Trail is a permanent installation of nine individually designed and fabricated sculptures along a walking route through an historic waterfront suburb of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia's island state. The trail was conceived as a way to increase visitor movement along the foreshore, encourage exploration of the roads and paths, and raise awareness of the area’s history while giving equal balance to public art and interpretation.

Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney
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