Four Rings for Yarrabilba
  • Daniel Templeman, Four Rings, 2019. Photo: Dave Kan
  • Daniel Templeman, Four Rings, 2019. Photo: Dave Kan

This week Daniel Templeman’s large scale Four Rings (2019) was installed in Yarrabilba. Its concentric circular painted aluminium form draws on the annual growth rings visible in developing trees, while its location within “tracks” acknowledges the railway that once existed on this site. It speaks to the “Flourish” curatorial theme established by CREATIVEMOVE in its acknowledgement of growth and change in this new master-planned city. Its bright red colour and iconic size also establishes it as an iconic wayfinding element within the community landscape.

Templeman said, “Four Rings is a conundrum. Elements that are fixed appear fluid and those that appear solid are hollow. It uses the rigidity of its materials to articulate soft curves and the presence of land to speak to the area’s history. I see an analogy between this work and Yarrabilba – an unfolding civic and social narrative which will develop over time.”