Signs of Life is a public artwork using Council street signs. Poets were invited to submit short works for the project. Some of the poems chosen are more generally philosophical, some are site-specific, relating directly to Bowen Street environment with its connection to the bus station, community housing, backpacker hostels and the adjacent Adelaide Central Market.
The work was designed to be accessible, being tactile for the sight impaired and accessible by wheelchair. Reaching 4 metres to the highest point, it has been constructed of concrete, Mintaro slate and steel with a hot dipped zinc finish. Inlaid into the slate surface are figures formed by the use of locally found shards of pottery from early Adelaide homes and Bennett’s Potters terracotta rubble. Linda also worked with the children from Brompton Primary and their drawings can be seen incised around the base of the sculpture.
Journey - consists of two elements, both 3.5 metres high on each side of the bike path, made from bronze and stainless steel. The work represents the paths of life, and of time, leading to and from, forming a passage way. The viewer is held on one side of the path, grounded. The materials, physical, spiritual and emotional goals that we strive for are on the other side, the 'ladder of success'. The work invites us to rise above obstacles so that we can 'fly' to the other side to reach our goals. The work along the path represents moving through our dreams, hopes and aspirations.
Title: South Australian National War Memorial
Description: The competition for the design of the South Australian National War Memorial was held in 1924. The original 26 entries were lost in a fire and it was not until 1926 that local architects Woods, Bagot, Jory and Laybourne-Smith were awarded the commission. Raynor Hoff (1894- 19) was employed to realise the large scale bronze figures of a farmer, student and girl presenting their most prized belongings before the Winged Spirit of Duty. The colossal figure of the spirit was first modelled in clay and then transposed onto Angaston white marble. The memorial was unveiled on April 24 1931 by the Governor, Brigadier-General Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven to the cheers of some 75,000 people. It is unique in its characterisation of ordinary people in the role of heroes and heroines.
Artist Name(s): HOFF Rayner
Art Form: sculpture
Owner: Adelaide City Council
Further Sources: All information Edited by Lisa Picciau, from original form.
Location: North West Corner, Kintore Ave and North Terrace
Walking Guide Reference No: 38
Access Hours: 24 Hours
Wheel Chair Access: Access
Artist Name(s): HOFF Rayner
Year of Birth: 1894
Place of Birth: Isle of Man, UK
Year of Death: 1937
Arrived in Australia: 1923
Country of Residency: Deceased
North West Corner, Kintore Ave and North Terrace,