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A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:23:12 PM »
# images from Melbourne's Docklands precinct taken late last month.
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 01:44:00 AM »
That's a curious sculpture in the second image. Can you tell us more about it?
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 02:41:40 AM »
the old cow in the tree sculpture  - has been there a long time and no ones got it down yet lol  - Im sure Chappo can tell you the real story about it
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 04:01:58 AM »
A sculpture by Australian artist John Kelly, exhibited in Paris and the Hague before it was installed in Melbourne.
see here
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cow-up-a-tree

The Docklands area is a controversial re-development of railway yards and docks. A laissez faire state government allowed developers to build apartments, restaurants, amusements, offices without any master plan of how it all fitted together.  (My personal view of course).
It is a great place to visit but has no soul (again in my view).  There are some interesting structures and sculptures.  I have more in my image archives but finding time to reduce them to 200px is the issue.

Wrong time of day for lighting on these of course....john
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 12:27:05 AM »
Interesting information for those of us not familiar with the area. The sculpture though is disappointing. While it is illustrative of cows trapped in trees during floods I don't think it is much more than that i.e. successful artistically beyond the back story.
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 04:22:53 AM »
Not unlike some modern art I see in our galleries Douglas.....john 
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Re: A couple from Melbourne's docklands
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 03:00:13 PM »
#2 for me John. I like it.
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