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Images of Canberra – Civic public art walking tour Episode 23, Ainslie’s Sheep

By johnboy 17 May 2006 8

On Saturday 08-APR-06 we did the Civic Public Art Walking Tour and lived to tell the tale.

And so, I present to you item # 23, Ainslie’s Sheep by Lee Kossatz. It’s at the intersection of City Walk and Petrie Plaza and I know you’ve all been waiting for it.

Ainslie's Sheep - by Les Kossatz

The guide says:

The embroidered waistcoat on the chair arm
refers to Ainslie’s flamboyant dress sense,
and to an incident when his clothes were
stolen by bushrangers. According to the story,
Ainslie pursued and caught the bushrangers
and retrieved his favourite waistcoat.

It doesn’t explain why the sheep look like they’re about to make dirty and unnatural love.

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andy 11:05 am 18 May 06

having worked in an establishment that has a very clear line of sight to that particular installation, its AMAZING to see the sorts of things people did.
One guy in particular had a napkin with tomato sauce, rubbed it on his face, then put his mouth down near the crotch, then looked up with a big grin at his mates filming it..

Smackbang 10:03 am 18 May 06

Also known as “the cunnilingus sheep”.

Jey 7:36 pm 17 May 06

ahh the sheep
the sheep are notorious
I’ve met ppl in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne who are all like “wassup wit those sheep?”
everyone loves the sheep

Ari 4:58 pm 17 May 06

Thumper was urging us all to make porn videos the other day.

Well, here’s his chance!

RandomGit 4:39 pm 17 May 06

Beast porn, reaming, pure and simple.

Thumper 3:18 pm 17 May 06

I love these quirky sheep….

Now that is some cool art….

A bit like the one’s outside Kambah shop which we were going to knock off during the bushfires. (Yes, we would have put it back but we didn’t flog him anyway…)

Blossy 2:55 pm 17 May 06

I don’t think that position is dirty or unnatural… provided both partners are of the same species, lol!

Sikkukkut 2:33 pm 17 May 06

I’m told the chair that sheep is sitting on is actually an old-fashioned birthing chair, which put the sculpture in a rather different light for me.

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