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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Ghostly congress


At the northern end of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney I found this sculpture of human like figures with bright, featureless faces clad in thick cloaks. I have never noticed it before so it may be a new exhibit. I could not find any references who created it or what it supposed to be. Hoever, I could not refrain from comparing this art to another artist carrying name Szukalski – Albert Szukalski, who had a well known “Ghost” project in Belgium. He placed similar featureless figures made out of white cloaks through cities. He took his art to Death Vally, where “The Last Supper” sculpture had received critical acclaim.

The mint


Built between 1811 and 1816 as the southern end of the Sydney Hospital it became a mint in 1854 when gold was discovered in New South Wales. It was the first Royal Mint outside of England. It operated as mint until 1926.

Today it is an interesting museum and the building itself is part of Historic Trust.