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Blowhole – melbourne docklands



Melbourne docklands art



Blowhole is a large scale public art commission (won through competition) for Vic Urban in Docklands.


Blowhole’ is a 15-metre high wind-powered sculpture. As the wind blows through, armature and cups interact with each other to form patterns, colours and shadows. Blowhole’s various parts spin in different directions.  Reflecting the site’s maritime theme, together the cups resemble the form an anemometer, used on top of a yacht’s mast. Blowhole is an environmentally responsive artwork, expressing states ranging from calmness to frenzy, with the rotation speed of its elements dependent on the strength and direction of the wind. By day, the anodised cups pulse with reflected sunlight, by night they are lit from within. The sculpture also is able to change its full aspect as it rotates around its vertical axis.


The sculpture is made out of Anodised aluminum cups

Watch the movement on video –

Artists / Sculptors


Duncan Stemler aSydneybased artist who is interested in Kinetic sculptures.



Where can I find it?

Docklands (Docklands is said to have at least 36 outdoor Artworks spread around the area)

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