Smoko Sculpture

Smoko Sculpture, Kath Wheatley, Midland, Western Australia

Public Art : Smoko Sculpture

Sculptor : © Kath Wheatley

Date : 2002

Description : A galvanised steel sculpture representing a Midland Railway Workshop worker taking a break (smoko). The worker is seated on a bench chomping away on a sandwich with his gladstone bag at his feet. Inserted inside the body of the worker is a plaque commemorating the Midland Railway Company.

Location : The Crescent , Midland, Western Australia

History : The Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) was appointed custodians of the Midland Railway Workshops by the State Government in 1999 and it was the role of the authority to fund and support major permanent public art works in the area. In early 2000, Kath Wheatley was commissioned to create  a series of quirky long-legged sculptures which paid tribute to the strong connection between the workers, family and friends of the Midland Railway Workshop.

 

Inscription :

Verge Sculptures 03
Smoko
A worker from private
The Midland Railway
Company.
Artist- Kath Wheatley
Commissioned by
Midland Redevelopment
Authority


 

Works By Kath Wheatley:

Gabby the traveller sculpture, Midland, Western AustraliaTwo Friends sculpture, Kath Wheatley, Midland, Western AustraliaKate and Sam Sculpture, Midland, Western Australia

Harry, Marko and Tom sculptures, Midland, Western AustraliaThree Friends Sculpture, Midland, Western Australia

 

 

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