Location: Hobart , Australia
Completion date: 2020
UAP | Urban Art Projects
Interactive engagement in the form of a playground sculpture. In December 2020, after a nine-month closure, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) opened its doors and debuted multiple new works, including Tom Otterness’s Girls Rule. The jovial bronze sculpture doubles as a children’s playground, inviting museum visitors to closely engage with the artwork. Not new to creating interactive public artwork, this entertaining piece adds on to Tom Otterness’s collection of public commissions that bring joy to the public.
Tom Otterness, a prolific and renowned American artist, worked with our New York foundry to realize this seven-meter-tall sculpture.
A major aspect of this commissioned artwork was allowing it to invite individuals of all ages to either play or contemplate the design.
From casting to finishing and patination, the artist has collaboratively worked with our Rock Tavern team for years, producing whimsical and impactful public artworks across the globe.