Monday, 4 May 2015

Camperdown, Footbridge Theatre

The Footbridge Theatre is located along Parramatta Road and part of the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by John Roberts and built in 1961 in the International Modern architectural style. It was built for the Sydney University Union and was originally known as the Union Theatre. The sculpture panel was created by Lyndon Dadswell and added in 1962, titled 'University Life'. The theatre was renamed the Footbridge Theatre in 1981.

22 comments:

  1. The sculpture panel's quite unusual, and visually interesting!

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  2. The times frozen in architecture. Thanks, Jim


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. A very striking looking building Jim.

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  4. Hi Jim,

    I'd enjoy going there. Thanks for playing today.

    I'd enjoy seeing a Bondi Blue if you can find one.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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    1. There's a picture of the Bondi Blue iMac computer in the Blue-Green article on wikipedia.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-green

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  5. I don't know what it's trying to tell me, but I like it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. I like the building and that sculpture is perfect for it! Good 60s design, Jim!

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  7. The building is a terrific share as well as the sculpture! Always fun to visit here. Have a good week.

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  8. Lovely sculpture! I like be looking at photos of university campuses. Never seen photos of University of Sydney before.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  9. Public sculpture from the 60s has its own feel, doesn't it? I like its abstraction. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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    1. You can usually pick the sculptures from the 60s.

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  10. Astounded by your research! The best angle too.

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    1. Ann, it's a bronze sculpture and yes it is a permanent artwork on the building.

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  12. Well that is certainly a different scultpure on the buidling.

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  13. The sculpture represents students coming from all walks of life, crossing paths at university, and then going off in different directions after leaving. The artist was my grandfather. Andrew.

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