The challenge is always to use materials in a new and different way, and make them convey meaning and portray form in a manner that has not previously been seen.

Tony Abbott opens new Canberra Airport terminal

April 4, 2014
Ian Warden


“A spectacular cake in the shape of a giant globe of the world competed with Tony Abbott, for our attention, as standing next to it the prime minister performed Friday’s official opening of the elegant and polished new Canberra Airport terminal.

Other visual competition for our leader came from Andrew Rogers’ towering (7.5 metres tall) sculpture Unfurled which, beside the rostrum, unfurled itself up towards the ceiling like a tornado’s spiralling column of air.

It is typical of the super new terminal (between 2009-2013 $480 million has been spent on it) of which the prime minister spoke glowingly, that it should have an artwork as grand as Unfurled.”