Tourists in Mundaring Sculpture

Tourists in Mundaring Sculpture, Mundaring, Western Australia

Public Art : Tourists in Mundaring sculpture

Sculptor : © Stuart Elliot

Description : A series of creepy, outrageously dressed bronze and acyrilic laquered statues all lined up in two rows at the foot of towering gum trees. I must say these 1m tall creations give me the creeps and send ripples of sheer panic through me at the thought of stumbling over them at night (The Stepford Staues!). I have the same issue with the 'Goodbye Cruel World. I'm off to join the Circus, but I missed the last Train' sculpture nearby. Call me crazy but I can imagine them moving around when no one is looking and then quickly standing still. But in the bright light of day I must say they do make me giggle (if not nervously). The bus load have arrived with that dull, bored "we are here, now what ?" look plastered across their faces. In all there are 5 squat looking tourists in varying Australiana themed attire, including nice honky nut and Kangaroo Paw covered shirts (so typical tourist). The three women are dressed in pant suits and pith helmets whilst the two men wear baseball caps and knee length shorts.

Date Unveiled: 1988

Location : Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, Mundaring, Western Australia.

Inscription :

Sculpture Commissioned 1988
Title : Tourists in Mundaring
Artist : Stuart Elliott
Assisted by Visual Arts Board
of the Australian Council,
Shire of Mundaring
Mundaring Community Arts & Crafts Centre inc

History of the Tourists in Mundaring : Originally the "tourists" were made from fibreglass but in 1989 vandals attacked them and subsequently they were removed and re-made as bronze castings before being re-installed in 1990.

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Tourists in Mundaring Sculpture, Mundaring, Western Australia

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