Curtin Uni to receive sculpture from former student to honour 50th year


John Curtin Gallery director Chris Malcolm, artist Anne Neil and Michael Mischin.
John Curtin Gallery director Chris Malcolm, artist Anne Neil and Michael Mischin.

A SCULPTURE currently standing on Cottesloe’s beach has been gifted to Curtin University in honour of the university’s 50th year.

The artwork by Anne Neil, who studied at the university, is part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which continues until March 20.

The marine-grade aluminium representation of a shell will then be moved to the Bentley campus.

Murmur would be a wonderful addition to the Curtin Art Collection, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Deborah Terry said.

Murmur also has an interesting visual reference to the iconic WAIT logo created by David Walker, as well as other public artworks on campus by major Australian artist, Howard Taylor,” Prof Terry said.

Neil graduated from Curtin in 1985, has held eight solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Artsource.

Curtin’s predecessor was the WA Institute of Technology and opened its doors to students in 1967.

“The work will make a stunning feature for our students, staff and campus visitors to enjoy when it moves to its permanent home on the Bentley Campus after being on show at Sculpture by the Sea,” Prof Terry said.

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