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Mutonia Sculpture Park, Oodnadatta Track

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
Published June 10th 2020
Wacky Weldings
It's an unlikely find in the middle of the outback. A sculpture park. At first you think you're seeing things, then you get closer.

Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track
Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track (©paula mcmanus)


About 30kms west of Marree, in a place called Alberrie Creek on the Oodnadatta Track is the Mutonia Sculpture Park. The sculptures appear to grow from the desert soil and you just have to pull over and explore.

The biggest and most imposing on the landscape is "Planehenge" - 2 silver Beechcraft Baron light planes standing upright with their tails buried in the ground. It's a 'what the' moment for sure!

Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track
Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track (©paula mcmanus)


This is a must stop experience. You'll love it. You enter via the Kombi gate and interact with these large art pieces.

The park itself is large and very spread out. Take a walk and check out Planehenge, Dream Catcher, Spinning Car, Time Tree and Big Dog.

Alberrie Creek is an old disused Ghan railway siding and if it weren't for artist Robin 'Mutoid' Cooke, the place would disappear forever. Robin is a former mechanic from Victoria. He came to Alberrie Creek for a uranium mining protest in 1997 and created his first art sculpture in the outback 3 years later. "Conceived and raised by Mutoid Waste Company to mark the passage of the Earth Dream Journey 28 May 2000" reads an inscription. He added a new artwork to the park each year.

Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track
Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track (©paula mcmanus)


The art collection has been dubbed "recycladelic"!

The Oodnadatta Track runs for approximately 600km from Marree to Marla. The road is dirt. Marree is 673kms north of Adelaide and is a sealed road all the way.

Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track
Mutonia Sculpture Park Oodnadatta Track (©paula mcmanus)


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