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The sheep is back!

johnboy 12 July 2011 14

sheep returned

In March Canberra suffered a terrible blow with the vandalisation of Ainslie’s Sheep in City Walk.

Since then a great void has filled that mighty avenue.

But no longer! Vonbare this morning tipped us off that the sheep is back!

Here’s the damage from March:

missing sheep

missing sheep

And here’s a closeup of the repair work:

sheep repairs

Will the repaired sheep be proof against ravages of Civic’s drunken vandals? Only time will tell.

If readers feel the need to pose with the returned sheep they should feel free to mail the photos in to images@the-riotact.com .


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Ex Warrior Ex Warrior 8:46 am 27 Jul 11

Listening to the wireless on the trip into work this morning solved the mystery.

A drunk forklift driver was responsible. Only caught the end of the stroy but other riotactors may have the full story.

I-filed I-filed 5:32 pm 17 Jul 11

poetix said :

First time I’ve seen a mention of public art in RiotACT without ANY negative comments. Are the so-called Philistines on holiday?
Or maybe they just like sheep?

No negative comments because it’s engaging, appropriate public art!

astrojax astrojax 2:07 pm 17 Jul 11

poetix said :

First time I’ve seen a mention of public art in RiotACT without ANY negative comments. Are the so-called Philistines on holiday?
Or maybe they just like sheep?

public art? baaaa-humbug…

poetix poetix 4:58 pm 16 Jul 11

First time I’ve seen a mention of public art in RiotACT without ANY negative comments. Are the so-called Philistines on holiday?
Or maybe they just like sheep?

Kalfour Kalfour 11:05 am 16 Jul 11

grunge_hippy said :

i didn’t think drunken vandals carry metal cutting tools in their back pockets… maybe that explains why hipsters wear their pants so damn low…

Trouble is, it’s cast aluminium (albeit probably with steel rod supports). You don’t actually need any particular hardcore tools to break it.
The repetitive motion of people rocking it back and forth over time would be enough to weaken it.

Watson Watson 10:52 am 13 Jul 11

johnboy said :

Would have been kinda cool to have one in the sequence looking sadly at the absence of sheep.

Or looking evil, holding a circular saw. Missed opportunities indeed…

johnboy johnboy 10:35 am 13 Jul 11

Would have been kinda cool to have one in the sequence looking sadly at the absence of sheep.

Watson Watson 10:32 am 13 Jul 11

Yay! I’ve been taking a photo of my daughter sitting on one of those sheep every time we pass them (which is not often) for the past 4+ years. It would have been sad if the series got interrupted.

Stevian Stevian 2:00 pm 12 Jul 11

braddonboy said :

grunge_hippy said :

i didn’t think drunken vandals carry metal cutting tools in their back pockets… maybe that explains why hipsters wear their pants so damn low…

i still think the one sitting is just plain wrong.

You’ve never seen a sheep being shorn?

and +1 @ Thumper

Yes, but very few sitting like that in a chair.

braddonboy braddonboy 1:57 pm 12 Jul 11

grunge_hippy said :

i didn’t think drunken vandals carry metal cutting tools in their back pockets… maybe that explains why hipsters wear their pants so damn low…

i still think the one sitting is just plain wrong.

You’ve never seen a sheep being shorn?

and +1 @ Thumper

Thumper Thumper 12:43 pm 12 Jul 11

The porno sheep are just brilliant.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 12:35 pm 12 Jul 11

i didn’t think drunken vandals carry metal cutting tools in their back pockets… maybe that explains why hipsters wear their pants so damn low…

i still think the one sitting is just plain wrong.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:15 pm 12 Jul 11

Did they recover the original body, or is that a clone?

GBT GBT 11:12 am 12 Jul 11

Don’t you mean it’s baaaaaaaaaack?

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