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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

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Evil_Kitten 5:30 am 04 Apr 12

I thought it was a lobster.

Innovation 6:58 am 03 Apr 12

Well done RIOTACT. You are now officially “an influential city blog” (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/theres-something-fishy-about-this-moth-20120402-1w96q.html).

Oh and apparently they’re not gold fish. It is “it is a representation of one giant, fluttering bogong moth” unless the CT is two days late with this story.

pink little birdie 10:47 pm 02 Apr 12

driving north at 10pm in the dark it the northern most on the west side one does look kind of like a goldfish. one 8 year olds make from an foam craft kit

R. Slicker 3:09 pm 02 Apr 12

An interesting observation about Marconi Cres. When I was in high school in 1975 someone said there was an unofficial nude beach at Kambah Pool where action took place in the bushes. I took out the Canberra map and planned my bike trip there noting the streets I had to travel on.

Drakeford Drive/Tuggeranong Parkway came to a halt just over the hill and you had to turn right into a street with a long, unpronounceable Aboriginal name. When I arrived at the intersection I saw on the signposts that the name had been changed to Marconi Cres.

Those were the days before public art although I saw a lot of much nicer pubic art down at The Pool 😛

Ben_Dover 8:27 am 02 Apr 12

We drove past this last night, what a hideous distraction.

gentoopenguin 10:25 pm 01 Apr 12

Dilandach said :

Useless fact:

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

There’s nothing troubling about an orgy, only when it happens on the side of a road in Kambah…

Thoroughly Smashed 6:45 pm 01 Apr 12

I like it.

It doesn’t look like it’s picked up any graffiti yet. Give it time…

Thumper 5:57 pm 01 Apr 12

Holy crap!

WTF is that!

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