'Making Tracks & Swinging Tales', Port Augusta Foreshore + Causeway Entrances 2009

The first major metropolitan art installation for the City of Port Augusta, along the causeway entrance/exit to the city centre and the recently developed foreshore area. Greg Perkin, City Manager, Port Augusta City Council said “the installation will enhance our public image, represent the people in our community, be representative of our location and promote Port Augusta as a centre for artistic and creative excellence.”

‘Making Tracks’ is a series of gravel mounds in the colours of the local landscape. They reflect the forms of the Flinders Ranges in one direction and the horizon line of the bush in the other. The title also refers to the location of Port Augusta as the cross roads of East – West and South – North travel across Australia.

‘Swinging Tales’are a set of wind vanes that carry the symbols of what is important to the people of Port Augusta.

Making Tracks + Swinging Tales
'Making Tracks + Swinging Tales'
600cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 30cm (D)
Stainless steel + painted steel.
Making Tracks + Swinging Tales
'Making Tracks + Swinging Tales' Foreshore Entrance view.
Making Tracks + Swinging Tales
'Making Tracks + Swinging Tales' Causeway Entrance view East.
Making Tracks + Swinging Tales
'Making Tracks + Swinging Tales' Causeway Entrance view East.
Making Tracks + Swinging Tales, Port Augusta Entrances
'Making Tracks + Swinging Tales', Port Augusta Foreshore Entrance



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