Public Commissions

Solar Flair. 1994. Wire mesh, stainless steel. 400 x 200 x 200cm. Glen Eira Arts Centre. Caulfield, Victoria. © Charles Rocco
Solar Flair. 1994. Wire mesh, stainless steel. 400 x 200 x 200cm. Glen Eira Arts Centre. Caulfield, Victoria. © Charles Rocco

 

 

Solar Flair. 1994.

Wire mesh, stainless steel.

400 x 200 x 200cm.

Glen Eira Arts Centre.

Caulfield, Victoria.

© Charles Rocco

 

“The mesh sculptures suggest computer generated imagery and will give the Arts Complex a stronger sense of identity and community focus.”

T. Rollison, Director – Caulfield Arts Complex, 1994.





 

Aeonian Abode. (atrium detail). 1995. Wire mesh, stainless steel. 500 x 150 x 150cm. Caulfield, Krivanek & Sugar Architects.
Aeonian Abode. (atrium detail). 1995. Wire mesh, stainless steel. 500 x 150 x 150cm. Caulfield, Krivanek & Sugar Architects.

 

 

Aeonian Abode. (atrium detail). 1995.

Wire mesh, stainless steel.

500 x 150 x 150cm.

Caulfield, Krivanek & Sugar Architects.

© Charles Rocco

 

Immanent Infinite. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, steel. 1200 x 600 x 200cm. National Sculpture Forum. Canberra Central Plaza. © Charles Rocco
Immanent Infinite. (detail). 1995. Wire mesh, steel. 1200 x 600 x 200cm. National Sculpture Forum. Canberra Central Plaza. © Charles Rocco

 

 

Immanent Infinite. (detail). 1995.

Wire mesh, steel.

1200 x 600 x 200cm.

National Sculpture Forum.

Canberra Central Plaza.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

Elemental Flow. (detail). 1997. Wire mesh, steel rod. 250 x 2000 x 600cm. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Centre. Hobart, Tasmania. © Charles Rocco
Elemental Flow. (detail). 1997. Wire mesh, steel rod. 250 x 2000 x 600cm. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Centre. Hobart, Tasmania. © Charles Rocco

 

 

Elemental Flow. (detail). 1997.

Wire mesh, steel rod.

250 x 2000 x 600cm.

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Centre.

Hobart, Tasmania.

© Charles Rocco

 

WIYIM Urban Totem. (detail). 1997. (What Is Yours Is Mine). Painted paper. 12 storey Lend Lease Building (north and east facades). Melbourne International Arts Festival. Collaboration between Maggie McCormack and Charles Rocco. © Charles Rocco and Maggie
WIYIM Urban Totem. (detail). 1997. (What Is Yours Is Mine). Painted paper. 12 storey Lend Lease Building (north and east facades). Melbourne International Arts Festival. Collaboration between Maggie McCormack and Charles Rocco. © Charles Rocco and Maggie

WIYIM Urban Totem. (detail). 1997.

(What Is Yours Is Mine).

Painted paper. 12 storey Lend Lease Building (north and east facades).

Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Collaboration between Maggie McCormack and Charles Rocco.

© Charles Rocco and Maggie McCormack

 

WIYIM was an expression of our unmitigated dedication to the god we have anointed above all others - MAMMON: a false god of riches, greed and avarice. It was erected on the two facades of the Lend Lease Building in Melbourne to be a direct contrast to the recently completed Crown Casino on the other side of the Yarra River to remind us that the commercial forces aligned to entice us away from our savings are significantly more powerful and adept than we wish to admit. We each hope that we will be the David that defeats this Goliath and return home with our newly won riches rather than an empty wallet.



 

Fish Flurry. (detail). 2000. Wire mesh. 400 x 250 x 500cm. Melbourne Aquarium. © Charles Rocco
Fish Flurry. (detail). 2000. Wire mesh. 400 x 250 x 500cm. Melbourne Aquarium. © Charles Rocco

 

Fish Flurry. (detail). 2000.

Wire mesh.

400 x 250 x 500cm.

Melbourne Aquarium.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

Flight of Fanny. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic, brass. 250 x 150 x 100cm. National Australia Bank permanent collection. © Charles Rocco
Flight of Fanny. 2000. Wire mesh, plastic, brass. 250 x 150 x 100cm. National Australia Bank permanent collection. © Charles Rocco

 

 

Flight of Fanny. 2000.

Wire mesh, plastic, brass.

250 x 150 x 100cm.

National Australia Bank permanent collection.

© Charles Rocco

 

 

People Quadrant. (detail). 2001. Wire mesh, chicken wire. 180 x 180 x 600cm. National Museum of Australia, Canberra. © Charles Rocco
People Quadrant. (detail). 2001. Wire mesh, chicken wire. 180 x 180 x 600cm. National Museum of Australia, Canberra. © Charles Rocco

 

 

People Quadrant. (detail). 2001.

Wire mesh, chicken wire.

180 x 180 x 600cm.

National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

© Charles Rocco


 

Resurrection of Christ. Altarpiece. 2002. Wire mesh, river stones, copper. 500 x 200 x 150cm. Catholic Parish, Eltham, Victoria. © Charles Rocco
Resurrection of Christ. Altarpiece. 2002. Wire mesh, river stones, copper. 500 x 200 x 150cm. Catholic Parish, Eltham, Victoria. © Charles Rocco

 

 

Resurrection of Christ. Altarpiece. 2002.

Wire mesh, river stones, copper.

500 x 200 x 150cm.

Catholic Parish, Eltham, Victoria.

© Charles Rocco

 

“Your crucifix here is the centrepiece of all and is regarded with awe by most parishioners and visitors alike… people remark how poignant is the experience.”

Fr. Barry Caldwell, Eltham Parish, April 2003.




 

Tintern Schools © Charles Rocco
Tintern Schools © Charles Rocco

 

Fanny Squadron. (detail). 2003.

Wire mesh, plastic.

300 x 150 x 120cm.

Tintern Schools, East Ringwood, Victoria.

© Charles Rocco

 

 


 

Lismore Mall, N.S.W.

Food court ceiling, entrance and escalator well. 2004.


Brambuck Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Brambuck Shields. 2006.

Wire mesh, steel rod.

500 x 500 x 20cm.

Brambuck Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Halls Gap, Victoria.

© Charles Rocco


Fawkner Mausoleum.

Archangel St. Gabriel. 2007.

Wire mesh, steel rod, stainless steel.

360 x 220 x 140cm.

St. Gabriel Mausoleum, Fawkner Cemetery, Victoria.

© Charles Rocco


WIYIM Urban Totem Poster. 2009 Poster displayed on the Metropolitan Melbourne Rail Network carriages for the autumn 2009 “Moving Galleries” Transformation Exhibition in partnership with Creative Spaces.
WIYIM Urban Totem Poster. 2009 Poster displayed on the Metropolitan Melbourne Rail Network carriages for the autumn 2009 “Moving Galleries” Transformation Exhibition in partnership with Creative Spaces.

 

 

WIYIM Urban Totem Poster. 2009

Poster displayed on the Metropolitan Melbourne Rail Network carriages for the autumn 2009 “Moving Galleries” Transformation Exhibition in partnership with Creative Spaces.


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