Public Art

Shaft

Shaft sculpture

'Shaft' designed by Shane Cargill and sculptor Martin Moore is proudly displayed at the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre in Bent Street, Wonthaggi. This sculpture was commissioned as a legacy for the Wonthaggi Centenary.

Visually striking, it also gives the viewer a tactile experience of a coal face.

The works shows the volume of coal each miner was expected to bring above ground each day. Another aspect of the work is a recessed life sized silhouette of a miner as if in the bottom of a shaft. The location of the sculpture is also significant, as it is stands next to the rail trail, a track that transported the coal to and from Kirrak mine.

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