30 January 2012

Poets Corner unveiled in Garema Place

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Canberra CBD have announced a new artwork in Garema Place, called Poets Corner:

We attended the launch of Poet’s Corner in Garema Place this morning. Three seperate sculptures celebrate the lives and achievements of AD Hope, David Campbell and Judith Wright. The installation features bronze busts of each of these significant Australian poets who have a strong connection to Canberra and our region. The artwork was commissioned by Arts ACT in response to public lobbying for the project.

So now we have a plinth from which the nutters of Garema Place may exposit.

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Deref said :

Great to see memorials to our brilliant poets instead of sportsidiots.

That’s a very poor attitude. We could have had an inclusive installation, with burly sportsfolk and slender poetic types together, the footballers with their feet on the necks of the poets or some other natural pose. Something to show that Canberrans aren’t just wimpy wankers.

Great to see memorials to our brilliant poets instead of sportsidiots.

Stevian said :

Baldy said :

Is it just me or does the it look suss the way there arms are disappearing into the plinth. Looks like they are playing with something underneath.

It’s just you

Nope, it’s not just him. Two of those sculptures definitely look they they were made while the subjects were engaged in some solitary pleasuring. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 🙂

slam! anyone?

It’s not a ‘corner’, and while the sculptures are not offensive to the eye, agree with PP about dotting more and more pointless clutter around in an attempt to ‘improve’ Garema Place.

I wonder how many ‘things’ there are in that space – all paid for by grateful taxpayers. It still looks ugly for the most, except for the trees.

A decent stone wall set against prevailing winds in a sunny spot, in the shape of a corner, in Glebe Park – now that might be developed into a proper ‘poet’s corner’. They could stick plaques in the wall with memorable bits of poetry on them, have a few benches, hold poetry readings – but hey, let’s not be too literal and unimaginative here.

Baldy said :

Is it just me or does the it look suss the way there arms are disappearing into the plinth. Looks like they are playing with something underneath.

It’s just you

Is it just me or does the it look suss the way there arms are disappearing into the plinth. Looks like they are playing with something underneath.

Gawd. More clutter. Why can’t the government, if they MUST keep on putting up street art, select something to remove first?

Fantastic! They should fit in nicely when all the tents need to be erected for the Multicultural Festi….. Oh wait…

I suspect you were there a little late, or you would have included a photo of a Mr Stanhope who was most definitely there, and who received quite a deal of praise from some of the speakers.

Holden Caulfield3:08 pm 30 Jan 12

Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday?

Might as well have flushed that few hundred k down the dunny. What a waste.

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