Shadows on the Landing (2014)
LOCATION Wheogo Park, corner of Lachlan & Junction Streets, Forbes
The stairs to the first landing can be walked on and the partially open door encourages further investigation.
The old Albion Hotel, destroyed by fire in 2009, was the inspiration for the piece. Originally installed in Albion Park, the piece was relocated to Wheogo Park in 2019.
The first landing can be stood on. The upper landing is a keyhole, suggestive of the hidden tunnels below Albion Park. With architectural references and imagination, the spirit of the Albion is unlocked and the work creates a dignified place for the recognition of its stories and for this memory to endure in the mythology of Forbes.
‘Shadows of the Landing’ was the winner of the inaugural ‘Sculpture Forbes’ public acquisition prize in 2014 – and was the first sculpture installed as part of the Sculpture Down the Lachlan trail.
About the Sculptor
Ingrid Morley (Jenolan Caves, NSW)
A traditional Atelier style training with Tom Bass Studio School in Sydney marked Ingrid's initiation into Sculpture in the 1990's. As director of Ingrid Morley Sculpture Studio from the late 1990's, and lecturer of Sculpture with the Sydney University's Centre for Continuing Education for 15 years, Ingrid now has a workshop based near Jenolan Caves in the Central Tablelands of NSW.
Ingrid Morley′s sculpture is a curious mix of the primitive, playful and sensuous. Human and animal forms predominate. Her work grows out of her South African childhood, the study of veterinary science in London and her love of Australian landscape.
Ingrid’s work has featured work in well-known public exhibitions including Sculpture by the Sea, numerous curated representations in regional and metropolitan galleries, as well as large scale public commission pieces.
Since 2015 Ingrid has completed a large outdoor commissioned work for Columbia aged care centre in regional NSW and won numerous awards for her work since, including the Swell major award for sculpture in Queensland, and Harbour Sculpture in Sydney in 2017.
Ingrid is represented by Defiance Gallery.