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George Lambert Retrospective Exhibition



Project name

George Lambert Retrospective Exhibition

Client

National Gallery of Australia

Services

Exhibition Management

Description

The National Gallery Lambert retrospective exhibition ran from June to September 2007 to great critical acclaim. ICS were commissioned by the NGA to prepare, conserve and transport the three bronzes for the exhibition. The bronzes included the Lawson memorial from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, the fallen soldier from St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney and the Geelong Grammar School War Memorial. In addition ICS initiated and organised the temporary installation of New Zealand sculptor Michael Parekowhai’s Maori bouncer on the plinth of the Lawson Memorial while the latter was in Canberra coordinating an advisory team of representatives from the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery of NSW and the City of Sydney Public Art who funded the installation. 

Outcomes

  • Removal of bronzes from Royal Botanic Gardens and St Mary’s cathedral
  • Installation of fibreglass Maori bouncer
  • Conservation of three bronzes
  • Transportation to National Gallery of Australia
  • Reinstallation of bronzes at completion of exhibition      


      

Fallen Soldier TN

Fallen Soldier, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

HL Memorial full view

Henry Lawson Memorial

bouncer

Maori bouncer temporarily replaces Henry Lawson statue