Sunday, September 27, 2015

Townsville placemaking sculptural walk...

©2015 Barry Smith - Detail from Jezzine Way by Jenny Mulcahy
When we were in Townsville last weekend Fiona and I managed to do a walk in and around the old army barracks which has now been converted into a number or public, art and memorial spaces for the community.

We were very impressed with the vision of the Townsville local government to include quite a lot of sculptural works that tell the story of the place. I want to share a few photos of some of the pieces. Not all the pieces and not necessarily in the oder of viewing on the walk.

©2015 Barry Smith - Raised board walk around the headland
©2015 Barry Smith - First Contact by Jill Chism
©2015 Barry Smith - Coming Together  by Stephen Newton 
©2015 Barry Smith - One of a set of three 'portholes' - The Gathering by Donna Robinson and Tracey Johnson
©2015 Barry Smith - Fish Trap by Carly Kotynski
©2015 Barry Smith  - Barnacle on Fish Trap
©2015 Barry Smith - Belonging by Carly Kotynski and Gavin Sing
©2015 Barry Smith - Big Wing Coming by  Stephen Newton, Shirley Collins and Susan Peters 
©2015 Barry Smith - Detail of Big Wind Coming
©2015 Barry Smith - Detail of Big Wind Coming
©2015 Barry Smith - Seven Sisters by Karen Doolan and Amanda Feher
©2015 Barry Smith - Seasonal Burn-off by Shirley Collins and Stephen Newton
©2015 Barry Smith - Detail of Crow by Rurik Henry
©20-15 Barry Smith - Jezzine Way by Jenny Mulcahy - ceramic story monoliths
I also took a number of photos of bronzes circles set in the pathway - but that can be for another time. The other thing that impressed me about the sculptures was that they were all on a fairly large scale and had real presence as one moved from one piece to the other.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful sculptures, Barry! I'd love to see them in person but I've really enjoyed your photos. I especially like the crow!


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