Sunday, 27 January 2013

"THE NEST" - DAREBIN PARKLANDS

A $75,000 public art sculpture installed last October in Darebin Parklands has divided residents, with some saying the egg-shaped work looks out of place in bushland. Darebin council’s art and culture department commissioned the artwork, "The Nest"  which was made by artists David Bell and Gary Tippett from recycled materials. The artwork itself has been praised by residents, but some have  criticised the location chosen. Darebin Parklands Association president Ingrid Svendsen said there was no community desire for artwork in the park and said the push came from council bureaucrats.

Council’s acting director of city design and environment, David Shepard, said the council had received positive feedback from parklands users. He said the council’s Public Art Strategy involved a ‘‘very detailed’’ community consultation process. Love it or hate it, it is a very imposing structure and it commands attention from several key viewpoints. Besides which, it is very photogenic, I think you'll agree with me...

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.









8 comments:

  1. You´ve got a beautiful pictures from the park. "The Nest" is something to talk about.

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  2. I agree the park is so very pretty. The "sculpture?" Well, it is unusual. It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature. ;)

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  3. Lovely park and marvelous captures as always! An interesting "sculpture" indeed! Hope you have a great week, Nick!

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  4. From your photos, I think "The Egg" fits in with the parkland really well and would be amused to come upon it unexpectedly on a walk. Especially appreciate your shooting perspective where it looks like the egg is nestled in the grasses.

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  5. Saw it the other day. Couldn't figure out what it is.

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  6. The sculpture is great but at $75,000 I'm not so sure.

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  7. ouch, that sculpture looks like an upside down bee-hive. Lovely little pond. :)

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