a pole and a dick

Where is Mez? Vegan is hoping he can decode the object in her photo. “I thought it was art, but I think the supporting pole makes it engineering…perhaps Mez will know.” The photo was taken in Trinity, where living comes to life.

While we’re on vegans, Tim sends this Alexander Heights bin. “Maybe they are vegetarian? Clearly not vegan.”


Update: the irrepressible skink has found aerial photos of the art/engineering, and the nuclear bomb site. Which is which? Clue from skink: “I like how they have put a little wiggle in the approach roads to make Perth drivers wake up before they reach the roundabout.”

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40 Responses to a pole and a dick

  1. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    Alkimos knows the gate… Alkimos is the gate…


  2. skink says:

    I like the Zen rock garden around the base of the sculpture

    each morning three monks visit the statue and create patterns in the sand with utes


  3. rottobloggo says:

    Not this Trinity, of course:



  4. Juffy says:

    Nice work Trinity – the suburb doesn’t even exist yet and it’s already a worst. What I want to know is, why put this abomination in the middle of nowhere instead of at the sales office down the road, where at least it can warn people of the standard of public art they’ll have to endure if they buy there?

    There’s even a giant empty roundabout (with zen sand garden) there just begging for some huge ostentatious piece of scrap metal.


  5. NVL_II says:

    I think it’s great to see more art in the suburbs.


  6. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Could it be the end of Marmion Avenue?

    Trick question – Marmion Avenue will never end. It will continue to sprawl up the west coast until we are all engulfed by the collapsing sun. Although at some point some FIFO worker living at 2,103,4582,389 Marmion Avenue will wake up one morning and go “Hang on that’s the mine site just over there. I think I’ll walk. It’ll be quicker than getting the Mitchell Freeway to the airport anyway.”


    • orbea says:



    • RubyRuby says:

      I like your scenario. Marmion Avenue leading to the end of days. Road to perdition, and the Alkimos.

      Somewhere in that northern beaches strip is a mock tudor mcmansion looking out to sea. I think there is even pebbledashing involved. Does anyone have a snap of it?


  7. abigpest says:

    Is this not some reference to the shipwreck site? Wreckage, anyway…


  8. The Legend 101 says:

    Intresting Statue and Alexander Heights is strange for that stuff.


  9. Lucky Star says:

    Great worsts! If you squint at the “sculpture” (I use the term loosely) it almost looks like a dick too. Goes well with the bin.

    Trinity Alkimos is already shaping up to the a worst suburb before it’s even built. I know someone who has bought a block there. It’s supposed to be a cottage block, but I’ve never heard of a cottage before with 2 storeys, a chef’s kitchen, a cinema room, a large pool and a parents retreat. Sounds more like a cashed up bogan mansion to me… which is funny because she keeps pushing her other half to go to the mines.


    • RubyRuby says:

      Isn’t “cottage block” real estate speak for “you can build right to the edges and touch the next house”?

      Which would be fine if you were living somewhere vibrant like Northbridge, but to move out to South Geraldton for the privilege?

      Hmm. We’ll keep waiting for the housing bubble to pop, or at least deflate slightly.


  10. langhorne says:

    OT: You Perth cunts- as soon as I arrive in Perth from Queensland, it rains. Cunts.


  11. Pete says:

    A suburb named after ‘ A man called Trinity’ – next?


  12. Mez says:

    oh, here I am!

    it is only art if it can fit in to a can of shit I believe… but it does have a “rich earthy brown patina”…

    otherwise, it is a sculpture by Anne Neill and Adrian Jones


    • Mez says:

      btw. Anne is responsible for the wiggly light poles, the Kwinnana Fwy underpasses and the sculptures on the Forrest Hwy… buttplugs I believe they were referred to on TWOP… or is that butplugs? I never can tell…


    • vegan says:

      a shame about the ugly bracing, it quite ruins it i think.


  13. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    I have to say that I am impressed with the absolute insistence, on the part of what appears to be pretty much the entire population of Perth, that I (and the rest of you, I assume) eat a dick.

    Most New York invitations to this activity are half-hearted scrawls written with ball-point pen in on the bathroom walls of night spots well past their red velvet rope days. Custom-made stickers slapped on suburban trash cans? Now THAT’s putting thought into it.

    I submit that this supports my suspicion that dick-related graffiti, whether visual or linguistic, is raised to a unique pitch in your fair city…Perth’s penius loci, if you will.


  14. BrownBook says:

    Whilst I applaud the public art (displayed at your modern-day town centre – the roundabout on Marmion Ave in your suburb) a drive north along Marmion Ave these days is truly gobsmacking.

    Mile after mile of tree-less pattern developments, all with 2-story Mcmansions with about a metre between them. And nothing else, save for a really shitty ‘brewery’ at some marina


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  16. RubyRuby says:

    Public art outrage in Melbourne.

    $7K? That’d be okay for starters… there seems to be a failure to think BIG here…


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