On the road again at Lyons Shops

johnboy 5 December 2011 26

on the road

DarkLadyWolf has sent in some pictures of the cracking new piece of public art at Lyons shops.

It’s called “On the Road Again” and it’s a bronze by Anne Ross.

on the road again

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Paul0075 Paul0075 11:37 am 11 Dec 11

Love it. One of the better bits of street art around Canberra. Love the dog 🙂

BicycleCanberra BicycleCanberra 11:45 pm 06 Dec 11

L_Observer said :

If the Chifley shemozzle only cost the ratepayer $100k then the ACT bureaucrats screwed the contractor. I notice you simply assert this was the cost, without any evidence. The playground was opened for 5 minutes and then shut again for the best part of a year – presumably due to George Orwell’s OH&S police.
Also your assertion that it is essential “to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area” is pretty silly. Presumably, if the playground was exceptional people would flock to it and the adjoining shops would benefit enormously. Perhaps you would benefit from learning a little economics.[/quote>

I did forget to mention that the community park, part cost $300 000. It was the department who decided to put the playground at the same site as the new playground, thus closing most of the play site for a while.

The precinct is doing well because of the playground just ask the owners of the Friendly Grocer ,having a good cafe and restaurant helps as well.

L_Observer L_Observer 9:53 pm 06 Dec 11

Bicycle Canberra said:
The first part of the Chifley Playground cost $100 000 ,that included the two playground areas( which included public art) and two seating areas.When they ‘closed the school’ they then decided to build a community park in the same location which included another playground site, the BBQ area,more seating, tree planting, paths,a half basketball court and fitness equipment area.
They have also just installed a shade sail over one of the playgrounds, reason unknown, unless they plan to start shading all playgrounds.
I am all for public art particularly if it have some historical meaning for Canberra, but to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area is essential.

If the Chifley shemozzle only cost the ratepayer $100k then the ACT bureaucrats screwed the contractor. I notice you simply assert this was the cost, without any evidence. The playground was opened for 5 minutes and then shut again for the best part of a year – presumably due to George Orwell’s OH&S police.
Also your assertion that it is essential “to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area” is pretty silly. Presumably, if the playground was exceptional people would flock to it and the adjoining shops would benefit enormously. Perhaps you would benefit from learning a little economics.

Spykler Spykler 4:52 pm 06 Dec 11

Deref said :

Mang said :

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

As any fule kno, if that’s Coke Zero, the total kilojoule content of the meal is 0.

Correct, that’s exactly the belief I subscribe to…if I swap Zero with Diet Coke then I pretty much stray into negative kilojoule territory..I can then afford the luxury of a few crumbed chicken wings as well..

Deref Deref 12:44 pm 06 Dec 11

Mang said :

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

As any fule kno, if that’s Coke Zero, the total kilojoule content of the meal is 0.

Mang Mang 12:27 pm 06 Dec 11

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 12:24 pm 06 Dec 11

What dissapoints me is that all the “troubled” taggers out there are busy decorating the fences of good burbers whilst there is perfectly good public art to work on.

And … I’m sure there is an argument somewhere that tagging others public art is just another expression of art.

Spykler Spykler 11:54 am 06 Dec 11

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

dpm dpm 8:55 am 06 Dec 11

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

BicycleCanberra BicycleCanberra 7:58 am 06 Dec 11

L_Observer said :

To Bicycle Canberra and Lyons75,
Don’t know how much the Chifley Shops playground cost, but given the way they dicked about for at least two years in completing it, I’m willing to bet Chifley was several multiples of the cost of this sculpture at Lyons.

The first part of the Chifley Playground cost $100 000 ,that included the two playground areas( which included public art) and two seating areas.When they ‘closed the school’ they then decided to build a community park in the same location which included another playground site, the BBQ area,more seating, tree planting, paths,a half basketball court and fitness equipment area.
They have also just installed a shade sail over one of the playgrounds, reason unknown, unless they plan to start shading all playgrounds.

I am all for public art particularly if it have some historical meaning for Canberra, but to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area is essential.

caf caf 12:22 am 06 Dec 11

Looks great, I’ll have to stop and check it out next time I’m in the area.

L_Observer L_Observer 10:07 pm 05 Dec 11

To Bicycle Canberra and Lyons75,
Don’t know how much the Chifley Shops playground cost, but given the way they dicked about for at least two years in completing it, I’m willing to bet Chifley was several multiples of the cost of this sculpture at Lyons.

Classified Classified 8:36 pm 05 Dec 11

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Healthy AND delicious!

Spykler Spykler 7:15 pm 05 Dec 11

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

fabforty fabforty 7:07 pm 05 Dec 11

I think the hospital could make much better use of that money.

carnardly carnardly 5:07 pm 05 Dec 11

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 3:35 pm 05 Dec 11

I thought all this public art BS was supposed to have stopped when Stanhope quit.

BicycleCanberra BicycleCanberra 3:17 pm 05 Dec 11

Lyons75 said :

Poetix – I don’t think you read my entire comment, I like public art and yes I do look at it and appreciate it – I can even appreciate the orange windmills on Adelaide Avenue.

BUT I really think the $$$ would have been better spent on providing ‘basic’ facilities for the community, like a good quality kids playground or a bbq and a shelter. To me they add more to the creation of a community than a sculpture.

Agree, $50 000 for public art and $100 000 for a playground and BBQ

BicycleCanberra BicycleCanberra 3:16 pm 05 Dec 11

Lyons75 said :

Poetix – I don’t think you read my entire comment, I like public art and yes I do look at it and appreciate it – I can even appreciate the orange windmills on Adelaide Avenue.

BUT I really think the $$$ would have been better spent on providing ‘basic’ facilities for the community, like a good quality kids playground or a bbq and a shelter. To me they add more to the creation of a community than a sculpture.

Agree $50 000 for public art and $100 000 for a playground and BBQ

Lyons75 Lyons75 2:39 pm 05 Dec 11

Poetix – I don’t think you read my entire comment, I like public art and yes I do look at it and appreciate it – I can even appreciate the orange windmills on Adelaide Avenue.

BUT I really think the $$$ would have been better spent on providing ‘basic’ facilities for the community, like a good quality kids playground or a bbq and a shelter. To me they add more to the creation of a community than a sculpture.

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