The front facade of Rundle Mall Plaza showing the Progress sculpture

'Progress' Sculpture

Don't forget to look up! The Progress sculpture has looked over Rundle Mall for more than 50 years.

Representing the spirit of progress, the neo-cubist welded copper wall sculpture Progress was created by Lyndon Dadswell in 1959 and installed at the site of Rundle Mall's original David Jones department store in 1963.

The artist, Dadswell, studied firstly with Julian Ashton in Sydney and then at the Royal Academy, London. His other public works include the relief panels for Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and the King George Memorial in Sydney which generated much public controversy in 1945.

The sculpture underwent an extensive conservation treatment in 2018 by Artlab Australia including a major clean, the overseeing of specialised copper welding and general preparation of the sculpture for re-installation to the façade of Rundle Mall Plaza in 2018.

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