Resilience (sculpture)

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Resilience
ArtistCida de Aragon and Steffen Lehmann
Year2007
Typeconcrete, metal, glass
LocationBrisbane, Queensland, Australia

Resilience is a sculpture located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It honours the efforts of Queensland's men and women who worked to achieve women's suffrage in the state.

The sculpture is located in Emma Miller Place, and was unveiled in 2007 to mark the first vote by women in an election in the State of Queensland in 1907, and the centenary of women's suffrage in Queensland in 2005.[1][2] It was designed by Brazilian artist Cida de Aragon, in collaboration with Steffen Lehmann.[2]

The sculpture is an abstract work which uses text placed on an angle, and angled glass screens. The overall shape of the artwork resembles a cross, referencing the "X" a voter uses on a ballot paper.[3]

In 2008 Resilience was displayed at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.[3]

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  1. ^ McDonald, Phoebe. "Cultural Heritage Public Art Trail". www.brisbane.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Design, UBC Web. "First Vote by Women Monument Australia". monumentaustralia.org.au. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Brisbane City Council (2012). "Public Art Trail" (PDF). Retrieved 9 April 2016.