The University of Canterbury’s Art Collection just got a lot richer with the addition of Andrew Drummond’s ‘Energy Device’!
A piece with central components of two branches of European beech joined together in a twisted copper cone and filled with wax, now finds a new home at the University and adds to the existing collection of four other Andrew Drummond pieces held by the University. The University of Canterbury’s Art Collection curator Jamie Hanton says “the latest addition strengthens the collection.”
The ANZ bank has generously donated the sculpture to the University after possessing it for more than 15 years. The sculpture, which is of national significance, was purchased by the bank in 1995 and displayed proudly in their Hereford Street branch in Christchurch and was eventually transferred to Blenheim in January 1999 where it has been ever since, and displayed with the same pride.
Acquisition of this piece, which will be displayed in the Central Library, Puaka-James Hight, is a matter of great pride and joy for UC as Andrew Drummond has been associated with the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts significantly in the past. This piece is a physical representation of the relationship the University shares with the inspiring Kiwi artist.