The Advertiser reports artwork to stir the emotions and symbolise togetherness was the brief from the Centennial Park Cemetery Authority that is thrilled with its statement sculpture, of a pair of hands, by award-winning artist Karl Meyer.

 centennial park adelaide connections statueThe four-metre-high structure named “Connections” stands at the entrance to the Centennial Park Cemetery on Goodwood Rd at Pasadena.

CPCA chief executive Janet Miller said it was a unanimous decision of all involved to choose Meyer’s design from more than 30 entries, all but one of them being from South Australia.

The four-year project has been a closely guarded secret — as has the cost — but word is the figure is well in the six figures.

Ms Miller said the CPCA had “done their homework” to get the best possible result engaging in consultation with Arts SA, Mitcham and Unley Councils and other major groups commissioning major artworks.

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