New artwork at RACV City Club
Over the coming days, a new Australian sculptural artwork will become the centrepiece of the RACV City Club foyer in the Melbourne CBD.
Conceptual artist Victoria Hempstead has created a 7-metre high stainless steel sculpture titled REMINISCENCE 2022 that will welcome Members and guests to the Club. An exhibition of Victoria’s work in the Club’s Gallery Lounge will accompany the unveiling from December 2 until March 12.
RACV City Club General Manager, Rob Everett, says Victoria Hempstead’s commission reinforces RACV’s commitment to supporting Australian artists.
“At RACV, we value the role art plays in connecting communities and encouraging creativity,” Mr Everett says.
“Victoria’s work is particularly important and a welcome addition to the foyer and main entry point of the RACV City Club.”
REMINISCENCE consists of 8 orbs depicting water crafted from stainless steel. Each pool glistens with its high polish mirror rippled finish, a metaphor for the reflective nature of water. These are partially overlayed with a red and burnt umber landscape, printed onto the stainless steel from photographs of Victoria’s abstract landscape sculptures.
The artist Victoria Hempstead explained how the RACV’s history of motoring and travel has inspired her work.
“In REMINISCENCE I wanted to highlight RACV’s history of touring and family leisure to explore how our journeys in motor vehicles tether us to waterscapes,” Ms Hempstead says.
“The movement of the water cutting through the landscape felt similar to the journeys taken in vehicles along roads.”
Established in 2003, the RACV Art Collection features more than 1,000 contemporary works supporting Australian living artists.
The RACV Art Collection can be enjoyed across their clubs and resorts. You can also learn more at www.racv.com.au/art