Water Children sculpture
Public Art : Water Children sculpture
Sculptor : © John Robinson (4th May 1935 - 6th April 2007)
Description : Two bronze
figures depicting a naked boy and girl at the top of a stream looking inquisitively down at the water below,
oblivious to anything else. A snapshot of innocent youth ( and lets add a thank goodness these naked children
haven't been removed for indecency) . Unfortunately when I took these images, Melbourne was in the middle
of a major drought and there was no water in the stream. The bronze boy hangs over a rocky ledge (with feet in
the air) looking into the pond whilst the girl leans on hands and knees to peer down into the waters
Funded By : The Water Children was originally
commissioned by Conzinc Riotinto (now known as Rio Tinto) but was later purchsed by the City of Melbourne for the
re-landscaping of gardens project in 1973.
Date Unveiled : c.1973
Location : Somewhere in Queen Victoria Park,
Melbourne, but I am not telling you where, as it is more fun stumbling across them.