On our way to the US I remembered this huge installation at Sydney International Terminal – how can you miss it!!! It’s all stained glass and I’m not sure who designed or installed it, though it was finished in 2000 to coincide with the Sydney Olympics. I found this in the Draft Recovery Plan for Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria Aurea on page 17 by the Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW):
“…The controversy surrounding its discovery at the Olympic site at Homebush Bay, along with the extensive efforts to create/enhance new habitat in the face of such major development and so ensure its survival there, brought it wide attention and at one time it was mooted as an Olympic mascot. It has featured in annual reports of organisations such as Taronga Zoo, the RTA, OCA/SOPA and even industrial companies like INCITEC. This culminated in 2000 with the installation of a large tiled GGBF sculpture at Kingsford Smith Airport, Australia’s main international gateway. Consequently the Green and Golden Bell has an extremely high public profile and, as a result, is an iconic species for threatened frogs and other threatened species generally.”
Other than that anyone out there who knows who the artists involved were? I have contacted Sydney Airport on several occasions, and so far no luck!
What amazes me about this is that it has moved around to diffferent locations in the airport. It’s a beast of a thing, so I don’t know how they move it around… Which goes back to my inquiry of who made it and what from?