Kinetic Sculpture


Derek Ball



  • Kinetic Sculpture


  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Motor and chain drive
  • Wood


  • Container dimensions: H1870 x W500 x D500mm. Poles each H2000mm

Derek Ball, ‘Kinetic Sculpture’ (1982), Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin Central, Ōtepoti Dunedin

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021


Four rotating vertical forms each contained within their own vitrine space. False depth is created by mirrors (the "infinity effect") on the vitrine interior. The rotating forms are only partially visible due to the shape of the pillar around which the sculpture is built.

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