Worst Sculpture/Public Art

Guest Post from Slanderer

This one has been panned even in the standard press, however Slanderer doesn’t really show its worst point clearly. The leaping sculpture is supposed to be a young footballer, but is rendered with the face of a 70 year old man. We have seen a lot worse than this one, Slanderer but you are right, it does look a little like they are wearing netball skirts. Slanderer says…

Allow me to submit this image I call “Bronzed Aussies” from my survey of the worst of Fremantle public art.I suspect a few of you have already been exposed to this magnificent specimen of public art stranded on the roundabout outside Freo oval. Unlike Saddam’s monument, this symbol of Aussie rules domination will remain standing in 10,000 years, despite the desperate attempts by citizens with good taste to topple it to the ground with industrial cutting tools and SUVs. You will note that I have taken care to shoot these bronzed aussies from their best angle in order to highlight their pleated miniskirts and the Etruscan stylisation in their serene expressions.


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6 Responses to Screamer

  1. meccano101 says:

    Is’t that freddie mercury?


  2. lazyaussie says:

    I must endeavour to get a shot of the Yagan statue on Heirisson Island, which famously had its head cut off several times. It is locked behind a fence now.


  3. greg says:

    Its easy to criticise and I would never deny its a piece of blundering public monstrosity disguised as art, but seriously DO you know just how hard it is to get these projects unless one has the right connections, AND politics. Seriously. Perth is very tight.


  4. lazyaussie says:

    Those Smiths get a lot of work. They did curtin too and several others in town.


  5. greg says:

    The arts curatorship of Perth eliminate/censor anyone who does not comply with basically their politics and views on art. Which at the best of times are prone to silly elitist snobbery parading as morality parading as arts philanthropy. And if one makes an enemy of the wrong type of people in the perth art scene your finished.

    In one word. Nepotism.

    Essentially if your a good networker and have the right contacts perth is your oyster. Which unfortunately shows itself in some of these public art commissions. The artists that get them spend too much time making friends and not enough time making decent art.


  6. Zuben says:

    One of em is mainy


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