Ripper

2009 + 2016

Orange Regional Gallery + Orange Regional Museum

Chris Fox was commissioned to develop this permanent public artwork sited on the grounds of the Orange Regional Gallery in 2008 and now relocated in 2016 following the redevelopment of the precinct for the Orange Regional Museum.

The work reflects the social and physical transition of this significant place, evoking the history of industry in the region, and white settlement on the land of the traditional custodians, the Wiradjuri people. The crane is breaking, unravelling and buckling under the weight of an unknown volume. Its own internal contradictions are submitting to the continuing cycle, being absorbed back into the land.

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