2010 National Trust Heritage Awards
Conservation for Built Heritage: Highly Commended
A key element of the original planning for the Royal Botanic Gardens was the placement of classical statutory intended to uplift and educate the local populace.
Over the years the collection of marble and bronze statues had been gradually removed, damaged or deteriorated. ICS undertook a major project with the Gardens to document the condition, develop a restoration program and a maintenance plan which has been progressively implemented.
Some examples of the statuory collection include:
Overview Tied to Tide is a kinetic sculpture by artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford located on Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont Point. It was installed in 1999 and is constructed from timber, stainless steel, aluminium and fibreglass. Counter-balanced, maritime-red ladders pivot at the end of eight paired timber arms connected by floats to the water which transmit the movement of...
Overview International Conservation Services undertook conservation treatment on and installation of a Vanuatu Slit Drum at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. The slit drum is fabricated from a single tree trunk in ‘totem’ style with a carved head above...