Art & Heritage Collections
Bert Flugelman was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1923 and moved to Australia in 1938. Arguably his best known artwork in South Australia is The Spheres in Rundle Mall (affectionately known as the "Mall's Balls").
Many of Flugelman's sculptures are made up of stainless steel geometric forms such as cones, spheres and pyramids that have been blown up to a monumental size.
Flugelman's fine sense of style and occasion within a balanced sense of space is evident in Continuum, which has been part of the University's visual art collection since 1974, when Flinders University presented the sculpture as a gift to mark the Centenary of the University of Adelaide.
Anna Rivett, Collections Officer, Art & Heritage Collections