Wednesday, October 3, 2012

HMRI Table of Wisdom

The new $90m HMRI Building opened last week after a three year long construction process. Pinkerton was commissioned to create a large communal piece for the interactive zone of the new facility. Measuring 4m by 2m the table references the indigenous practice of using river stones (or "healing stones") in a decorative inlay of rocks sourced from Hunter valley creeks and set in a resin inlay. The top is solid blackbutt while the base is made from spotted gum and matches the timber panelled walls which are found throughout this part of the building.