Artist: Michael Snape
Date Installed
Installed 1984
Orwell Street Reserve, corner Orwell Street and Springfield Avenue, Potts Point

Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

Artwork Description

On Orwell St, in the heart of Kings Cross, sits the urban oasis of the Springfield Gardens, a small place for rest and quiet reflection. The shaded, leafy plaza, with its welcoming benches and landscaped gardens, invites passers-by to stop, relax a while, and take time out from their busy lives.

The gardens are the setting for Michael Snape’s Reflections, a bold, contemporary sculpture of two abstract silhouetted figures, seemingly absorbed in silent communion.

The sculpture, formed from enamelled metal in a muted deep red that blends perfectly with the earthen colours of the plaza’s neat brickwork, creates a focal point within the gardens.


Australian artist Michael Snape has participated in many acclaimed exhibitions and held successful solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and New York.

He has received numerous commissions for major works and public sculptures and his work is displayed in galleries, private collections and public spaces throughout Australia.

Reflections is one of many Michael Snape public sculptures on display across Sydney.

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