GOLDEN VOID aims to physically represent the incredibly vast volume of the Fimiston Open Pit and highlight the 15 million tonnes of rock which are moved each year. The work takes on the shape of the layered contours of the Pit, and inverts this form creating a physical representation of the volume that exists only as void.
In Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the afternoon blast is a unique event. The blast serves as a reminder that gold is still present in the ground. GOLDEN VOID celebrates the process of mining this rich mineral by suspending thousands of “gold nuggets”, layered to embody the Super Pit’s stepped form. The “golden nuggets” appear to hover in mid-air, representing a moment after the blast where flecks of gold explode, creating a dazzling spectacle.