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Lie of the Land

Aleks Danko and Jude Walton

Aleks Danko and Jude Walton, Lie of the Land. 2004, Kanmantoo stone, granitised sand and black mallee box

Lie of the Land consists of 25 beehive shaped stone structures, with the stone sourced from a local Adelaide Hills quarry at Kanmantoo. The surrounding landscape has been planted with native trees and kangaroo grasses and was inspired by a drawing from the Art Gallery of South Australia collection by European colonial artist Eugene von Guerard that was drawn just after settlement of the South Australian colony. The drawing showed similar shaped stone structures that were made by the Kaurna people that were living in the West Park Land area at that time.

Lie of the Land is a result of the Western Gateway Public Art Project, funded by the Department for Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts (DTUPA).

GS Kingston Park/ Wirrarninthi, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Adelaide

Year Produced
2004

Materials
Kanmantoo stone, granitised sand and black mallee box

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