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High Court building artworks

Artworks representing the cultural development of the nation and expressing the Court’s functions
Many of the artworks in the collection of the High Court of Australia are fixtures within the Public Hall of the High Court, the forecourt and glass façades, and contribute to the sense of awe that the building inspires in many visitors.

  • Public Hall
  • Jan SENBERGS
  • born 1939 Latvia to Australia 1950
  • Constitution Wall Mural 1977–80
  • 1977–80
  • screen printed images, etched on aluminium, anodised
  • Commissioned for the opening in 1980, collection of the High Court of Australia
  • Public Hall
  • Jan SENBERGS
  • born 1939 Latvia to Australia 1950
  • States Wall Mural 1977–80
  • 1977–80
  • screen printed images, etched on aluminium, anodised
  • Commissioned for the opening in 1980, collection of the High Court of Australia
  • Public Hall, outside Court 1
  • Bea MADDOCK
  • born 1934 Hobart Tasmania
  • The inauguration of the High Court of Australia, Melbourne 1903: Panels for the High Court in Canberra 1979–80
  • 1979–80
  • wax-coated collage of embossed hand-made paper words darkened with graphite and lightened with white crayon mounted on wax-impregnated canvas on twelve plywood panels
  • Commissioned 1979, a gift of the Australian Bar Association, collection of the High Court of Australia
  • Public Hall, entry doors for Court 1
  • Les KOSSATZ and George BALDESSIN
  • Kossatz (1943–2011), Baldessin (1939–1978)
  • Court 1 entry doors
  • 1979
  • silvered bronze shields embossed on glass door leaves and silvered ribbon-form handles
  • Commissioned for the opening in 1980, collection of the High Court of Australia
  • Front glass façade above forecourt
  • Les KOSSATZ
  • (1943–2011)
  • Commonwealth Coat of Arms 1979
  • 1979
  • sandblasted glass and acrylic
  • Commissioned for the opening in 1980, collection of the High Court of Australia
  • Rear glass façade
  • Les KOSSATZ
  • (1943–2011)
  • Royal Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom
  • 1979–80
  • sandblasted glass and acrylic
  • Commissioned for the opening in 1980, collection of the High Court of Australia
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