Nan's Desk

2006 – Bronze, stainless steel fixings – 1.3m x 0.9 m x 0.6 m

This work was commissioned by the Frankston City Council to commemorate Nan McClelland who was solely responsible for establishing the McClelland Gallery, now one of the leading regional galleries in Victoria for contemporary art. A poet and a socialite who was known for her parties and the bohemian life she led in the 1920’s and 30’s, the sculpture sits within sight of where she lived at Long Island on the foreshore in Frankston, South of Melbourne. Inspired from much research, the objects and their relationship to each other form an imagined narrative from a day in her life.