Images of Canberra – The Wattle St installation

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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Clown Killer Clown Killer 1:17 pm 20 Mar 09

That’s funny, I thought it was only the US that didn’t get ironic humour.

Oh but indeed they do. have a look at:

http://www.strayshoppingcart.com/shopping_cart/1_introduction.htm

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 1:06 pm 20 Mar 09

Forget the interpretations. Just experience it.

Gobbo Gobbo 11:48 am 20 Mar 09

simplecon said :

$1,000 down the drain – again! What better title for this stunning installation. And how evocative of Canberra – the cesspit of Australia conjoined with the capitalist collective mentality.

Hello there. You were able to read what this article was about weren’t you?

I am positive it didn’t cost $1,000 for TaMS to retrieve the trolleys.

Still, use it as an excuse to bash the Capital. I expect nothing less from your type (that types tripe).

🙂

simplecon simplecon 11:19 am 20 Mar 09

$1,000 down the drain – again! What better title for this stunning installation. And how evocative of Canberra – the cesspit of Australia conjoined with the capitalist collective mentality.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 8:30 am 11 Dec 08

EnglishRaider said :

…this is far from art, if this is art, then I wonder why the British Tax Payers Goverment pay Thousands every year pulling Shopping Trolleys from Streams…

That’s funny, I thought it was only the US that didn’t get ironic humour.

EnglishRaider EnglishRaider 7:49 am 11 Dec 08

LoL at some of these comments.

But you’re right, this is far from art, if this is art, then I wonder why the British Tax Payers Goverment pay Thousands every year pulling Shopping Trolleys from Streams.

Clear up the mess, Canberra is too beautiful for trash!

E.L.K E.L.K 11:31 pm 09 Dec 08

poptop said :

Needs more E.L.K.

I agree

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:29 am 09 Dec 08

Just as well I took the happy snap to capture it forever.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 10:43 am 09 Dec 08

Word has it that since this art has been highlighted on RiotAct Environment ACT is sending some of its art appreciation rangers to decontextualise it in situ.

Thumper Thumper 9:55 am 09 Dec 08

Must be a hard working artist…

caf caf 9:47 am 09 Dec 08

There’s a sequel to this installation in a park just off Bonney St in Ainslie.

astrojax astrojax 9:36 am 09 Dec 08

‘it’s just some paint stuff on a canvas, get over it’ – how is the statement of composition of materials an argument against a piece of art? now, it isn’t in the class of those sheep in civic, or the drums across from wig and pen, but it does evoke a resonance with the readership…

G-Fresh G-Fresh 9:58 pm 08 Dec 08

It’s a couple of trolley’s in a drain. Get over it

poptop poptop 9:47 pm 08 Dec 08

That’s an explanation, not an excuse.

Gobbo Gobbo 9:46 pm 08 Dec 08

Of course if you don’t like the installation, there is always Trolley Trackers you can report it too.

http://www.trolleytracker.com.au/ReportaTrolley/tabid/61/Default.aspx

I have. I am hoping to with the monthly prize of $1000.

Please put more reports of either abandoned trolleys or art installations involving trolleys on the Riot Act. I might get a few more goes at the monthly prize this way.

🙂

Adza Adza 9:37 pm 08 Dec 08

toriness said :

what’s your excuse? 🙂

We’re men 😉

toriness toriness 9:04 pm 08 Dec 08

i love it when men make period jokes, they sound so informed, sophisticated and educated. as least us women have a biological reason for our irrational behaviour – what’s your excuse? 🙂

Adza Adza 7:11 pm 08 Dec 08

Who said bogans are restricted to Queanbeyan. Proof they are alive and well in Canberra.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 5:58 pm 08 Dec 08

It’s missing an umbrella…

staria staria 5:54 pm 08 Dec 08

Ahhhhh… menstruation humour. Now this site is starting to get down to my level. Hope there aren’t too many feminists reading this (especially if they’re surfing the crimson tide themselves).

hehehe… EW!

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