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Maquette for Vault Theme: Encounters


Title: Maquette for Vault

Credit Line: McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin

Erected in Melbourne City Square in May 1980, Ron Robertson-Swann’s Vault is the most controversial sculpture in Australian history. After much public debate, Vault was moved in the dead of night to Batman Park. At the time the site was a muddy wasteland on the banks of the Yarra, but ironically it is now the heart of the thriving Southgate complex. The piece exhibited here is a scaled-down version of the original public sculpture.

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