Great public art doesn’t just happen. In Brisbane our Council requires developers of larger buildings to spend 0.25% of the project cost on public art. This can add up to a substantial amount.
The silver hands went up in front of 175 Eagle Street in 2002 and quickly saw the building nicknamed “Hopoate House”, a reference to an infamous rugby league player who kept putting his fingers where they weren’t wanted. The artist is a talented gent named Sebastian di Mauro and it’s titled “Chat”.