Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Pyrmont, Tied to Tide

"Tied to Tide" is an artwork located on the waterfront of Pyrmont Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. It is located along the boardwalk on Sydney Harbour which provides views across Johnstons Bay and towards the city skyline. This installation, which was created by Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford in 1999, is described as an ‘aquatic instrument’ involving eight identical arms of recycled hardwood beams and red ladders which are ‘played’ by the winds, tides and waves to independently rise, fall, pivot and rotate.

32 comments:

  1. J Bar: That is so interesting, artist can really come up with great ides.

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  2. That is interesting! I would not have realized it was artwork if I hadn't read your post.

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  3. Now this I did not realise was there, Jim. This I find very interesting indeed. I will toddle out to the next markets and continue on to see these. Very original idea.

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  4. Shall read with fascination tomorrow, Jim. I could not find much that could be verified at all.
    One of the parks down that way is being renamed by Clover on March 13.

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  5. Julie, I saw something about a proposal to rename Pyrmont Point Park and use the Aboriginal name for this area, so it will be known as Pirrama Park.

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  6. Oh wow - it all moves? What a fun and creative piece of art!

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  7. That's an interesting concept. I'd like to see it in motion.

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  8. That looks very interesting! The red ladders look great against the blue sky.

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  9. There for sure must have been a briliant mind behind this.

    Makes one glad that it is still possible to be that close to nature and its behaviour - a bit of a large contrast with regard to this place over here.
    Please have a nice Wednesday.

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  10. Would like to see how it works. Creative, fun and adds character to the place. Good post.

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  11. Now isn't that different? Someone surely has a lot of imagination. I'll bet it's pretty impressive in motion! ~karen

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  12. KaHolly, they do look pretty impressive when the wind and tides put them in motion.

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  13. JBar how nice of you to tour me to such interesting places. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is quite unique! I love the orange/red. Amazing sky too!

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  15. artwork? that is amazing! now I could recommend have recommended you to one of those cabbie-oke cabs running in the city..you seem so talented! :)

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  16. An amazing and creative idea. If something played by the wind is considered art, my balcony is the absolute masterpiece of the Universe!

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  17. It certainly adds interest to the pier. I like that it's art that moves - very unique!

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  18. Cool artwork and great photos. Great shot for watery Wednesday.

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  19. Mmmmmmh, I agree with Lois, I never would have guessed this was an artwork.

    I like the name Pirrama park, I hope the proposal goes ahead.

    There's an Aussie magpie on display in Avignon today. Come on over to have a look!

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  20. Very interesting; I would love to experience them in motion.

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  21. Creative artists. Funny that the installation change it´s apperance, always something new. It also give a feeling of being something strange used in the harbour a long time ago.

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  22. is this an artwork? oh wow? i was a bit surprise.. wonderful.

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  23. Yes nuts, it is a piece of artwork. If you follow the link I provided in the post, you can see a detailed explanation of the work by the artists.

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  24. It looks like it would be interesting just to sit and watch. And the blue skies have brightened up a grey day in Scotland for me!

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