Saturday, June 22, 2013
Public Art in Canberra
It can have unpleasant side effects for visitors, in particular prices. Small items like coffee and chocolate bars can be two to three times what they would be in the UK.
But there is at least one upside: they is spare cash for discretionary spending on art, and in Canberra there's a lot of scattered over the city.
I've been too busy working to visit any of the galleries so instead have been playing spot the public art, and however many I find there always seems to be more just a block away.
After a bit of searching I found there is a Google maps mash-up here where you can wander virtually among the streets of Australia's Capital and suburbs, discovering the name and artist of each work.
The previous post was of Ainslie's Sheep (2006) by Les Kossatz (1943-2011) and Owl (2011) by Bruce Armstrong.
As the taxi was taking me to the airport I kept spotting others I hadn't photographed, but it was too late for that.
However there was one last public art to admire at the brand new terminal: