The A-Z of Lane Cove – Q is for Quirky

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According to the Urban Dictionary Quirky means “something that is strange/not normal but cool’. Lane Cove has some very quirky features and ITC thought we would share some with you.

Quirky Garden Features

Austin Street seems to love some quirky garden features.  At one end of the street is the knight in shining armour and at the other end of the street is installation art.

Knight garden design

Quirky Art

StoneBirdie is an artist who secretly leaves hand painted stones around Lane Cove.  They are all numbered and once they are placed secret clues are sometimes left on Instagram.

stone birdie

Stonebirdie stonebirdie • Instagram photos and videos

The Lane Cove Council has also contributed to the quirky art with their painted table tennis table at Blackman Park and the painted traffic signal boxes.  Some of the boxes very clearly have a Lane Cove subject matter, others do not.

quirky table tennis blackman park

Image: Lane Cove Council
Image: Lane Cove Council

Yarn Bombing has started popping up around Lane Cove. Yarn Bombing is “a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk”. The main knitter in the Cove appears to be Paint the Town Yarn

yarn bombing

yarn bombing

Quirky Animals

Have you seen Josie the Cockatoo – she gets around Lane Cove on her owner’s shoulder

Josie the cockatoo

We have recently seen this striking poodle around Lane Cove


Quirky Signs

The Burns Bay Bookery are renowned for their quirky signs.  Although Cellarbrations Lane Cove and The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove are also known to have some quirky signs.

BBB sign
cellarbrations source lane cove

Have you seen any other quirky things in Lane Cove?  Tell us about them.

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