Maintenance Scaffolding is Transformed into an Enormous Public Artwork
New Zealand artist Mike Hewson and Australian artist Agatha Gothe-Snape recently transformed the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia into an enormous six-storey high public artwork that is part of the of the maintenance scaffolding. Playing with the uneven exterior of the Museum, the work uses dimensional perspective and a clever play on words to create a poetic and intriguing artwork that grows and shrinks and changes in appearance and meaning as scaffolding is assembled and deconstructed. Speaking about the project the artists said, "IT HOLDS UP refers to a sense of longevity, durability and timelessness. It is also a statement of optimism - the inverse of Yeats' ominous poetic verse - "…things fall apart, the centre cannot hold."