An image of Site plan of the proposed Civic Park fountain by Margel Hinder for Newcastle City Council

Wilson, Barnett & Sutters Architects

(1958 – circa 1980)

Site plan of the proposed Civic Park fountain by Margel Hinder for Newcastle City Council

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1961 Margel Hinder won the competition to design a fountain for the Civic Park in Newcastle. It was completed and officially dedicated on 2 November 1966. A few weeks earlier, Margel Hinder described the work to a reporter from the 'Newcastle Herald'. She said: 'I wanted to do a fountain that would read as sculpture when the water was off and when it was on. I have planes of water that form shapes related to the sculptural shapes...What was my initial idea? Well, I tried to keep it low. I felt height did not fit into this space, so it has a sort of flat plane on top. The whole thing is worked on a spiral. You see, people can look at this from all angles, except the back floor, so it is almost completely three-dimensional. I hope I have got a certain rugged character because I feel this city has that character.' (3 October 1966)
This plan of the site where the fountain was installed was prepared by the Newcastle architectural firm of Wilson, Barnett & Suters. It shows not only the site of the fountain, but also the landscaping around it.

Year
Oct 1965
Media
Print
Medium
diazo whiteprint on paper
Dimensions
75.5 x 53.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Enid Hawkins 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC322.78.3