Where's the Water?

Artist: 
Julie Squires
Curator/s: 
Warrnambool Art Gallery

‘Where’s the Water?’ by Julie Squires is a sculptural installation that references the beloved Little Penguin colony on Middle Island. The dynamic forms of the penguins integrates the sculpture with the built environment of the streetscape and encourages tactile engagement, allowing viewers the opportunity to get up close to these engaging creatures. Introducing wildlife from the coastal environment into the urban setting of Liebig Street acknowledges and celebrates Warrambool’s identity as a place closely connected to nature.

Julies Squires

Julie Squires has worked as a professional sculptor since graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts (BAVA) in 1993. Originally from Newcastle, Julie moved to Melbourne in 2002 and was a Resident Artist at the Gasworks Arts Park for ten years, before returning to NSW. Her work is held in collections in Australia, Europe, China and the UK. Julie’s body of work includes 27 Public Art Commissions in Australia. Julie was curated into the inaugural Sculpture By The Sea Exhibition in Sydney in 1997 and the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award at McClelland Gallery in 2004. In 2006 Julie was one of 14 artists to represent Australia in China in the exhibition Satellite, corresponding with the Shanghai Biennale in China. Specialising in steel fabrication and bronze cast sculpture, Julie’s work often has a narrative element and has proved to be both accessible and popular with the public.

Image credit: Julie Squires, Where's the Water, 2017.