'Progress' Sculpture

Representing the spirit of progress, the neo-cubist welded copper wall sculpture 'Progress' was created by Lyndon Dadswell in 1959 and installed on the front of the then newly constructed David Jones department store in 1963.

The artist, Dadswell, studied firstly with Julian Ashton in Sydney and then at the Royal Academy, London. His other public works include the relief panels for Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and the King George Memorial in Sydney which generated much public controversy in 1945.