A familiar Macquarie landmark pops up at the AGNSW


You’ve likely walked past it many times or seen it in Macquarie’s marketing collateral – the globe shaped sculpture that was a distinctive feature on the grassed area between the Library and Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue.

Northpoint is a major work by Margel Hinder, one of Australia’s most significant 20th Century sculptors. And while the physical sculpture was temporary relocated to Y3A to accommodate the Campus Common, staff currently have an opportunity to experience an innovative 3D digital immersion of the groundbreaking work the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Hinder retrospective Margel Hinder Modern in Motion.

“The AGNSW exhibition features various Hinder works on loan from Macquarie’s collection, including her 1955 work Gemini, which was gifted to the University by Hinder’s daughter,” notes Rhonda Davis, Macquarie University Art Gallery Senior Curator. “But the 3D immersion of Northpoint is particularly exciting.”

“Through cutting-edge digital visualisation and rendering technology – including 3D scans captured here on campus – artist and art historian Andrew Yip has been able to recreate original viewing positions and experiences that Hinder intended, including the sculpture’s magnificent rotating fountain – a real kinetic engineering feat.”

“We are very much looking forward to securing the funds to restore Northpoint and welcome it back to its prominent campus location.”

Margel Hinder Modern in Motion is on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 2 May.





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