Item - CreekLine

ID UNSW S 1999/0813 (100029)
Artist Alison CLOUSTON (1957 - )
Title CreekLine
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Category Sculpture
Medium mixed media construction
Materials mulga, turpentine, steel, ochre
Edition Number
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 100.00
  Width 2500.00
  Depth 0.00
  When 1999
  Where Australia, NSW, Fowlers Gap
Style Site-specific
Subject Environment
Credit Line Gift of the Broken Hill City Council to UNSW (Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station), 1999
Description/Remarks    Located on the Silver City Highway in outback NSW "CreekLine" was commissioned by the Broken Hill City Gallery, with funding from the NSW Ministry for the Arts. It was built by the artist Alison Clouston and Nick Powell with support from the staff at UNSW Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station. This large work is one of two installations forming the Silver City Highway Sculpture Project, the other work is in Tibooburra. (See "CreekLine" was gifted by the Broken Hill City Council to UNSW and the care of the Research Station, near where it is located. It was dedicated on Saturday, July 18, 1999 by UNSW Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Niland. For this sculpture the artist referenced "ancient lines of snaking creeks and foot paths, lines of lode, designs etched into rock, fences, roads, lines of communication and power; layer upon layer of lines trodden, carved by hand and weather, surveyed, imagined or built...." and made it from local materials: "150 year old mulga posts (from old fence-lines on the Research Station); telephone poles made redundant by solar radio phones; a red-gum trunk salvaged from a power line cutting through the creek; steel cut and drilled at local engineering works; and ochres exposed by nearby roadwork."
Exhibition History
©Reproduced with permission.

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