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An orgy of gold fish

By Ozi - 30 March 2012 28

There is an interesting new addition to the Canberran public art scene erected at the Drakeford Drive / Marconi Crescent intersection in Kambah. I think it went up this morning.

Anyone got the foggiest what it is meant to be? My money is on gamboling gold fish.

[ED – if someone can send a picture in to images@the-riotact.com that will be great]

UPDATE 31/03/12 13:25 Thanks to Threepaws who has been out to get a picture:

threepaws

And also to Skidbladnir:

goldfish

UPDATE 01/04/12 09:06: Mark has sent in this one with a note:

Here’s a pic. I note you have two already, but this one is a different angle and shows the structure nicely as it is visible from the road.

Also, there is already graffiti visible: a silver “shit happens :P” stencil on a central “petal” of the sculpture. Pretty sure this is new since last night: got this image this morning.

gamboling

What’s Your opinion?


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28 Responses to
An orgy of gold fish
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Zeital 2:24 pm
30 Mar 12
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i drive past this in the morning, didn’t have my camera with me though, so this is why they had all the road work signs up for the last few weeks around there

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Chop71 2:45 pm
30 Mar 12
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Zeital said :

i drive past this in the morning, didn’t have my camera with me though, so this is why they had all the road work signs up for the last few weeks around there

I thought they were going to build a walk bridge for the kiddies going to school.

It is very Greater Western Sydney ORANGE coloured.

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Thoroughly Smashed 3:50 pm
30 Mar 12
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Zeital said :

i drive past this in the morning, didn’t have my camera with me though, so this is why they had all the road work signs up for the last few weeks around there

Around Drakeford/Marconi?

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threepaws 4:16 pm
30 Mar 12
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It’s actually Drakeford and O’Halloran/Summerland (north). I think the pedestrian overpass is being built between the fish and the super school, so expect roadworks for a while yet.

Glad someone pointed out they were supposed to be goldfish. Sitting in the car this morning I couldn’t for the life of me make out what it was. Maybe it was just the angle…

When Baby Threepaws wakes I will endeavour to go for a walk and snap a pic.

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timeeh 12:21 pm
31 Mar 12
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I thought it might be an accident with a couple of Action buses……

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Namloot 12:55 pm
31 Mar 12
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It’s many Moths…(with lights)

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gooterz 4:23 pm
31 Mar 12
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Why build a bridge next to a superschool? why not an underpass like the rest of kambah!

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Namloot 4:37 pm
31 Mar 12
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gooterz said :

Why build a bridge next to a superschool? why not an underpass like the rest of kambah!

Well you see it’s like this. When the ACT Gov opened the wallet to see how much money was left for projects like the Namagi pedestrian bridge there was nothing left but moths. Thanks Jon….

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keepitup 4:55 pm
31 Mar 12
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When I saw it I thought someone had crashed their Tiger Moth.

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Gerry-Built 5:12 pm
31 Mar 12
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I’m all for the name “teppanyaki”… as it looks like bits of goldfish flying through the air (and the top pic even has the flying knife)…

I find this exactly 3.7 times less distasteful than anything along GDE…

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Spykler 5:12 pm
31 Mar 12
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Marginally better then the steel spaghetti on the GDE, but still an irrelevance..What is this trying to achieve?

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tonys 5:55 pm
31 Mar 12
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I stopped at this intersection this morning and overheard a child ask his dad
“what’s that?”
“a waste of taxpayer money!”
so funny.

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gooterz 9:18 pm
31 Mar 12
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This prooves one thing with artwork.. size matters!

If this was 200ft tall and 100 ft wide.. it would be more interesting!

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Dilandach 9:18 pm
31 Mar 12
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Useless fact:

Its not an orgy of goldfish but the correct term is “A troubling of goldfish”.

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Gerry-Built 7:48 am
01 Apr 12
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gooterz said :

Why build a bridge next to a superschool? why not an underpass like the rest of kambah!

There are already so many underpasses along drakeford drive; why waste money on a bridge, make the kids walk/ride the extra 500m to the underpass – you know, the ones built when adequate infrastructure was provided…

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