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Perth's Best Public Sculptures

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by Tom Zaunmayr (subscribe)
Getting lost is the easiest way to have fun!
Published July 29th 2012
Some of the coolest, quirkiest sculptures around Perth
Paper Aeroplanes - East Perth
Commerce, fun - something along those lines. I'm sure there's nothing fun about what goes on inside the building - it has boring jobs inside it, but the giant metallic "paper aeroplanes" remind you of the school days, back when life was fun and free.

They're on Adelaide Terrace, on the East side of the Perth CBD malls. Yes, there is an east side of Hay and Murray street - it's a little bit olden, rustic, but a cool indication of past vs. present city architecture.

Bon Scott - Fremantle
Being arguably Perth's biggest claim to fame, the pint sized former AC/DC frontman now stands immortalized in life-size bronze outside the South Fremantle foreshore amongst popular tourist attractions, such as Little Creatures and Kailis restaurant.
Bon, Scott, AC/DC, Fremantle
This is his actual size!

In the second half of the '70s Bon Scott propelled legendary Aussie rock band AC/DC to worldwide fame with hits such as Highway To Hell, Let There Be Rock and High Voltage.
Unfortunately in 1980 he fell victim to a very typical Rock & Roll death - drowning in his own vomit after a big night out. His music lived on, and even today millions of kids still idolise him as the greatest Australian legend, up there with Don Bradman and Phar Lap.

Roundabout - Northbridge
Drunk teens on weekends stare at this for ages. During the rest of the week, it's a cool twisting square smack bang in the middle of the road.

The grassed area on the corner of Lake and James street also has some fun, free-form blue seats as well as a huge TV screen that for 99% of its life, displays things no one cares about. At least the roundabout is cool!

Ice Cream Cones - Forrest Highway
I'm not quite sure of the point of these, but they look cool nonetheless. The cones sit just outside of Perth on the old section of what is now called Forrest highway.
Forrest, Highway, Perth, Kwinana, Mandurah, Sculpture, Freeway, Mandjoogoordap
Seriously... how does this not signify ice cream?

Apparently they signify water. All I want is ice cream when I see them.

Weird white thing - St. Georges Terrace
Cathedrals are dull, boring and old school right? Well yes, the building itself is nothing out of the ordinary. But St. Georges Cathedral does have a wacky futuristic looking white swoosh out the front.
St. Georges, Cathedral
Wind? Waves? Freedom?

I'm not sure what it is, but it sure looks cool. Judge for yourself what it's meant to be or comment below if you know.
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Where: Perth CBD, Northbridge, Kwinana Fwy
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Your Comment
What about the crazy cactus things in Forest Chase? It's fun watching the tourists trying to figure that one out.
by Shannon Meyerkort (score: 3|1781) 2201 days ago
But tell me who the artist was!
by roma (score: 0|5) 2052 days ago
The sculpture outside St George's cathedral is a representation of St George slaying the dragon
by godwi (score: 0|4) 2199 days ago
and the artist's name is?????
by info (score: 0|6) 2114 days ago
But tell me who the artist was!
by roma (score: 0|5) 2052 days ago
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