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Public art tsunami continues with the Ainslie Cod

johnboy 21 December 2010 19

Ainslie Cod

Facet has sent in the latest in a deluge of public art, this the Cod of Ainslie.

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19 Responses to Public art tsunami continues with the Ainslie Cod
MarkNinetyNine 6:15 pm 23 Dec 10

Art with a capital ‘F’

OpenYourMind 10:36 pm 22 Dec 10

I-filed, the waving thingies as you call it are probably some of ACT Government’s better investments. The sculptor is a New Zealander by the name of Phil Price. His kinetic works are very highly regarded. Personally, I love them and even when looking at buying in Hughes counted being close to the Angel wings as a bonus, but it’s all a matter of taste.

Naturally, supporting more local sculptors should also be an aim of our wonderful public art program.

I-filed 5:05 pm 22 Dec 10

I’d like to know the resale value of some of the atrocities installed around Canberra.

Is the ACT Government valuing these artworks and how is it evaluating ROI? Public feedback? Social good? Ainslie cod: yes. Waving thinggies: unlikely.

Jim Jones 3:42 pm 22 Dec 10

Charny Shops is actually part of a conceptual art installation entitled ‘urban despair’.

p1 1:52 pm 22 Dec 10

So are these public artworks exclusively for inner north trendies?, what about something pointy sharp and shiny at Charny Shops?

They are already there, a tasteful little piece called “carelessly disposed of contaminated hypodermic needles”.

p1 1:50 pm 22 Dec 10

Nice, but it ain’t no Zebra.

nazasaurus 12:41 pm 22 Dec 10

So are these public artworks exclusively for inner north trendies?, what about something pointy sharp and shiny at Charny Shops?

EvanJames 9:36 am 22 Dec 10

That is a good fish. It looks like a fish, it’s interesting and looks skillfully done. I wonder how long it will last?

miz 8:57 am 22 Dec 10

Finally, some public art I DO like! Let’s keep this one, and get a refund on the stuff that looks like Revolve’s leftovers.

GardeningGirl 9:35 pm 21 Dec 10

I like it!

puzzlepunk 3:26 pm 21 Dec 10

“really excited to see a fence”…. give me strength!

Gungahlin Al 3:04 pm 21 Dec 10

I’d be interested to know what the link is between said cod and Ainslie?

Sepi: LOL

Everglade 2:31 pm 21 Dec 10

This is much nicer than the hideous eyesore snake-thing in Bunda Street.

Holditz 2:17 pm 21 Dec 10

Cod’s in his heaven, and all’s right with the world!

sepi 1:56 pm 21 Dec 10

there were snails with kids sitting on them – they’ll shine up soon enough.

Erg0 1:36 pm 21 Dec 10

Not shown here: obligatory shiny bit?

Felix 1:22 pm 21 Dec 10

Thanks I-filed and sepi – it’s a pleasure to see someone enjoying these delightful artworks, rather than endlessly whingeing about the government wasting money – I think these are all a valid and beneficial investment of public funds to support high-quality artists and genuinely improve our city!

I-filed 12:47 pm 21 Dec 10

Ainslie has lucked in. Best public artwork in Canberra’s history – other than the Jan Brown birds and the “fat little man” sculptures in Civic.

sepi 12:32 pm 21 Dec 10

The Ainslie stuff is great.

but I was really excited to see a fence around a few artworks and some paving. I thought it would be a rare opportunity in Canberra to take the kids outside and actually not have to hold their hands at all times, and actually chat to someone.

But no luck. Fence is only on 2 sides, and the rest is open to the little runners.

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