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City Living Sculpture

Andrew Rogers
Bronze sculpture
Corner of King and Jeffcott Streets, West Melbourne

Melbourne artist Andrew Rogers came to sculpture following a career in business. His work is well represented on Melbourne's streets, but he has been particularly successful internationally. His work has been commissioned in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, and two of his largest works are installed in the Arava Desert, Israel, and the Atacama Desert, Chile.

In June 1995, Central Equity Homes commissioned Rogers to design a sculpture to locate outside their West Melbourne residential development. The 6.5-metre City Living is the result of that commission. Cast in Fitzroy's Meridian Foundry, the sculpture consists of five naked figures, including an infant, balanced against half disks attached to a central column. Two of the disks feature iconography that links this 'family' to both the domestic space and the city fabric. While this is a large piece set on an imposing concrete base, a certain lightness is achieved though the aerial poses of the figures.

City Living was donated to the City of Melbourne in 1996.

City Of Melbourne