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Images of Canberra – The Wattle St installation

By johnboy - 8 December 2008 45

Holden Caulfield has sent in this one of his favourite piece of public art in Canberra.

It can be found just off Wattle St in Ainslie Lyneham.

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Images of Canberra – The Wattle St installation
Overheard 12:56 pm 08 Dec 08

If it doesn’t, it should bear a plaque:

“…if one is skeptical of existence, that is in and of itself proof that he does exist.”

Renée Day Cart

Hadley 12:56 pm 08 Dec 08

i think it is not even real art, who okayed spending public money on this when it is obvious this is not even real art and we need new canturf for our sporting heroes >:/

Pommy bastard 12:49 pm 08 Dec 08

While it lacks the innate surrealistic splendor of the Broken Clock on Yarra Glenn, it somehow provokes profoundly our Canberran existential dilemma, does it not?

“If a man exists in Canberra, and no body knows him, does he live?”

Jim Jones 12:43 pm 08 Dec 08

As a Canberran, I find the lack of a giant statue of Elkie lamentable.

H1NG0 12:32 pm 08 Dec 08

This sculpture fails to resemble Stanhopes hair. Surely this is a mistake?

poptop 12:31 pm 08 Dec 08

Needs more E.L.K.

wishuwell 12:26 pm 08 Dec 08

I think that it clearly demonstrates our current financial crisis ie excessive overspending funded through debt has washed the economy down the drain.

Holden Caulfield 12:10 pm 08 Dec 08

That stormwater drain often provides quality entertainment. Sadly, though, it has been quite sometime since a car has attempted to navigate its muddy waters.

ant 12:06 pm 08 Dec 08

I bet Queanbeyan can beat that easily. hmmm. Competition.

Overheard 12:06 pm 08 Dec 08

It’s actually a strident political statement on the over-arching impost of transport charges on the cost of living. I believe it was commissioned by the TWU.

Tixylix 12:04 pm 08 Dec 08

Masterful use of negative space, an evocative and moving piece indeed.

Jim Jones 12:00 pm 08 Dec 08

An evocative exploration of the impact of consumerism on the urban environment.

Needs more spikes though.

Pommy bastard 11:59 am 08 Dec 08

I like it. The subtle juxtaposition inter alia of the transient grocery carts, over arched by the alleged permanence of the bridge, with the flow of time represented in essence by the receding flood water, brings to mind an almost Gustave Courbet style attempt to represent reality not only tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis but also a posteriori.

Experto crede

johnboy 11:54 am 08 Dec 08


I can’t imagine what came over me.

caf 11:47 am 08 Dec 08

Wattle St isn’t in Ainslie, it’s along the border of Lyneham and O’Connor.

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