Tuesday, 10 March 2020

AGC sculpture

The AGC sculpture created by Tom Bass in 1963 in copper. It was commissioned by AGC (Australian Guarantee Corporation) Australia for AGC House, on the corner of Phillip Street and Hunter Street. When the building was demolished in 2002, the work was salvaged, restored and reinstalled into Deutsche Bank Place. It takes the form of a mechanical corporate tree in which the branches symbolise the various interests of AGC, as it existed in 1962. The two top branches represent the dominant lending arm and the supporting arm is insurance. These branches support a wheel that symbolises the automobile which was the first reason for hire purchase. At the base, there are two protective arms, similar to tree roots that signify the importance of security and stability.

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