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The Spheres

Bert Flugelman

Bert Flugelman, The Spheres, 1977, stainless steel. Photo S Rendoulis

Rundle Mall’s most iconic piece of art is officially known as The Spheres, (but affectionately titled The Mall’s Balls by locals).

The artwork has become one of Adelaide’s main public art attractions, and features two large stainless steel balls of 2.15 metres diameter, sitting one atop the other.

Created to commemorate the newly opened Rundle Mall in 1977, the sculpture was donated by the Hindmarsh Building Society to celebrate their centenary. Now a popular meeting point, Flugelman’s The Spheres creates elongated and distorted reflections of the surrounding streetscape and has provided a backdrop to countless tourist photographs.

100 Rundle Mall, outside Adelaide Central Plaza, Adelaide

Year Produced
1977

Materials
Stainless steel

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