This week on In The Cove we posted about a fence which has divided locals. Is it beauty or an eyesore? The man that created the fence sees the fence as a beautiful piece of installation art made from 100% recycled materials.
So what is installation art? According to Installation Art for Dummies (yes there is such a publication) – Installation art is difficult to describe. In principal, it means taking a large interior (the exterior can be part of an installation, too) and loading it with disparate items that evoke complex and multiple associations and thoughts, longings, and moods. It’s a huge three-dimensional painting, sculpture, poem, and prose work.”
One thing I do know is that Installation Art divides opinion. Beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder. Lane Cove could be described by some as a conservative suburb and an unlikely place to be a hotbed of installation art. Well you are wrong! ITC has located a few examples of local installation art to inspire you or annoy you.
The installation art that sparked the debate. Whatever you do don’t call it a fence.
In Austin Street, another type of installation art awaits you. Some call it rusty metal others call it the best thing they have seen since Blue Poles. This installation art marries succulent plants and metal, cleverly mixing hard and soft surfaces – obviously the work of a very talented artists (or someone who did not know what to do with the metal left over from their house renovations).
Then if you venture over to the retirement village located on Figtree Street you will see yarn bombing – which can also be classified as installation art.
Last but not least our wonderful Lane Cove Children made these beautiful Umbrellas that were installed in the plaza for the launch of the Cammeryagal Festival.
So what do you think? Are you aware of any other installation art In The Cove? We would love to see pictures of it.