|Barry Smith © Detail - Entry bower Reconciliation Place|
|Barry Smith © Entry bower Reconciliation Place - Fire and Water - Judy Watson|
|Barry Smith © Entry to Reconciliation Place- entry to National Library - both hold the stories|
|Barry Smith © A place for science and maths sculpture|
|Barry Smith © Mobius - twisted loop (artist not referenced)|
|Barry Smith © Szilassi Polyherdron - maths creates beauty (artist not referenced)|
|Barry Smith © Pear Version 2 - Baldessin|
|Barry Smith © Virginia 1970 - Meadmore|
|Fiona Dempster © Angel of the North (front) - Gormley|
|Barry Smith © Angel of the North (back) Gormley|
The science related sculptures referenced Questacon and let you know this is a place of science and discovery.
Whereas the art works around the National Gallery recognised certain artists and important pieces of sculptural art. Whilst they are beautiful and interesting in their own right they do not tell a story of the place or people in the locations they are located.
The reconciliation and science art is placemaking art - it tells the story of the people and place where it is. The National Gallery sculptural works are public art - they entertain and inspire but don't tell a story about the people or place in which they are displayed.