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 the tide, wind and waves.
ICS was contracted by the City of Sydney for the annual maintenance and conservation of this sculpture in 2010.
The combination of its marine location and many moving parts places enormous demands on the sculpture.
Annual maintenance has included:
ICS also undertook a detailed condition assessment of the sculpture and developed options for longer-term conservation repairs to key elements of the sculpture. Subsequent conservation repair works have included:
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