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    NGV to unveil new 5-metre tall sculpture made from recycled slag

    Nathan Johnson

    A new five-metre tall sculpture constructed from recycled slag by Sydney-based artist Jamie North will be unveiled at NGV International’s Federation Court on 20 March. Rock Melt is a major new commission by Jamie North and is constructed from recycled slag, a by-product of smelting iron ore and concrete.

    Jamie North’s Rock Melt sculpture is part of the NGV’s ongoing series of Federation Court commissions. Nearly scraping the skylight ceiling at the Federation Court, the tall sculpture consists of six monumental rock columns entwined with native flora, dwarfing both children and parents alike with their impressive size.

    The sculpture will also spill with green clusters of the Melbourne native Wonga Wonga vine, which is found all along the east coast of Australia. The vine sports clusters of creamy, tubular bell-shaped flowers with pink or red throats that may bloom in Federation Court over the course of the exhibition.

    The Rock Melt sculpture will be unveiled on Friday 20 March, 11:00am at Federation Court (entrance foyer), NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

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