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Why do these remind me of the ICPOTA man with his newspaper cap?

[River art installation: Talking Our Way Home by Shaun Kirby, River Torrens, Adelaide, South Australia. (Five glass and steel origami-like boats suggesting movement, transport and the idea of journey)]. Installation artist Shaun Kirby (born London 1958- ) migrated to Adelaide, … Continue reading

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Adelaide’s Landmark Car Park | For Member’s Only

[Car Park: Members Only by Matej Andraž Vogrinčič  22m wide and 22m high was created and commissioned for the Telstra Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000.] This public installation comprises 15,000 Matchbox toy cars stuck to a brick wall close … Continue reading

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The Family of Charles Hill

South Australian engraver, painter and arts educator Charles Hill was born in Coventry, England, in 1824. His father was an officer who served under Lord Wellington and was later the reforming Governor of Leicester County Prison.  Charles was more interested … Continue reading

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Down For a Ride With the Girl On a Slide

Australian painter, sculptor and teacher John Stuart Dowie was born on 15 January 1915, in the Adelaide suburb of Prospect. He was one of South Australia’s most respected sculptors and his works appear all over Adelaide. One of these include: “Girl on … Continue reading

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The world is full of interesting funny excruciating things like Mall’s Balls

Renown Australian visual artist and stainless steel geometric sculptor, Herbert ‘Bert’ Flugelman  was born in 1923 in Vienna, Austria. In 1938, at the age of 15, he migrated to Australia, just before the break-out of WW2. During the war years … Continue reading

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Beehive yourself in Adelaide!

“Meet me at the Beehive,” used to be familiar words for old Adelaidians, when appointments were being made for Rundle Street shopping or evenings at the Old Theater Royal in Hindley Street.  As a major landmark meeting spot, more people … Continue reading

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A Free Wall to extend your art

South Australia’s Capital City – Adelaide has some fine examples of street art. Not far from the CBD and close to the University is The Adelaide Free Wall and the nearby Morphett Street ramp of the Morphett Street Bridge. This outdoor … Continue reading

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