Wednesday, 2 May 2012

YARRA RIVER, CITY

The Yarra River is a Melbourne icon as it wends its way through the countryside, suburbs and finally through the centre of the city to empty into Port Phillip Bay. These views of the River and City Skyline are from the Southern bank, looking across towards Birrarung Marr Park (see here for more of my photos of this park).

The public art seen is Deborah Halpern’s impressive, large, tiled sculpture titled "Angel".

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.


From 1988 until 2005, Deborah Halpern’s ceramic sculpture was sited in the southern moat of the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road. With its joyful spirit and arresting form, the 10-metre-high sculpture attracted the attention of passers-by and soon became one of the city’s best known and loved public artworks. In its new location, it can be admired "in the round" from multiple vantage points





18 comments:

  1. Such a lovely area around the river! I love the colorful sculpture! Looks like such a peaceful place to walk/spend quiet time! We all need places like this -- particularly these days! Marvelous captures as always, Nick, and as always, thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

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  2. Nix your photos are awesome. Now the last two photos are remarkable it conveys a lot of emotions hahahaha! Thanks for linking Water World Wednesday

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  3. a lovely, restful spot by the river.
    a beautiful, vibrant sculpture...love the painting.

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  4. I think I used to like the sculpture best when it was in the water outside the gallery - I think it had a better sense of scale there. But what do I know!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Hello Nick
    Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  6. Aaah! The many moods and glories of the Yarra scene! So love the colours and sense of "sculpted mural" in the ceramic artwork!

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  7. I walked both sides of the Yarra on Sunday. A most enjoyable walk. Great shots Nick.

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  8. That art work is really impressive, Nick. I understand it gathers tourists' attention.

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  9. You have the most interesting sculptures in Australia. This looks like a wonderful part of town!

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  10. Beautiful. I would love to sit by the river during the work day.

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  11. Beautiful place! So nice to sit there near the water!

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  12. Beautiful area. Yes, the sculpture needs study to be appreciated. Lovely images.

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  13. I like the colours of the buildings in this light. The ceramic sculpture seems to fit in colour-wise very well.

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  14. wishing to visit your beautiful place... thanks for sharing your world anyways.

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  15. what an oasis !

    please have a good thursday.

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  16. That looks like a lovely spot to wander or just sit. I really like the sculpture. Is it mosaic or actually sculpted from clay? Nice post.

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  17. Great shots. I have been in this park, - and I love it!

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  18. Love the top shot! The sculpture is way too cool.

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