Millennium Seat

Millennium Seat Goondiwindi

Millennium Seat Goondiwindi

Client: Goondiwindi State High & Goodiwindi Shire Council
Materials: steel, ironbark, concrete, auto paint, resin, fibre optics, brass, solar panels control gear
Features: solar powered fibre optic lighting
Completed: 1999

The Millennium Seating Node, located in the cultural centre parklands, incorporates fibre optic lighting in the central seating dome and the concrete surround. The concept design was a collaboration between Russell and senior art students at the local high school. Design development was undertaken by Russell who was assisted by students in the fabrication and installation stages. The lights are powered by three 32 watt solar panels mounted on totems around the seat. All batteries and control gears are housed in the centre of the seat.