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Alice

John Dowie AM

John Dowie AM, Alice in Wonderland, 1962, bronze

The Alice in Wonderland statue in Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka was cast in bronze by artist John Dowie. In the 1960’s the City of Adelaide redeveloped this part of the East Park Lands with a focus on families and children with a lake for boating activities, a picnic area with barbeques and a playground. The life size bronze sculpture of Alice stands on a base of Waikerie stone that includes a bronze frieze of the characters from the Lewis Carroll’s book Alice in Wonderland including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Dodo and Twedeldum and Tweddledee. It was first suggested that Dowie create a bronze of the Peter Pan story but Dowie suggested that one of the adventurous Alice would be better suited for the site.

Norman and Josephine Lewis generously donated the funds for this sculpture to be erected and is still a favoured location for family outings and gatherings.

Rymill Park/ Murlawirrapurka, Bartels Road, Adelaide

Year Produced
1962

Materials
Bronze

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