05-Nov-2018: Ex-Invercargill Birney 15 departs the current southernmost terminus of the Christchurch tramway at the corner of High and Manchester Streets.
The moving "Nucleus kinetic sculpture" on the corner of Lichfield, High and Manchester streets is the work of artist Phil Price who says of his work:
“Nucleus: the positively charged centre of an atom. Christchurch was my place of study and remains the centre of my practice, so this title and the sculpture have a special significance for me. The artwork is a celebration of place. The simple singular form made of four equal parts is a reflection of Christchurch, with its well-planned and laid-out built environment. All the parts are connected and necessary for the whole to function. The plinth, with its exposed structure and beauty through function, is a celebration of Christchurch’s engineering and industrial base.”
(2,000 x 1,250 pxl)