Monday, 7 June 2010

Dawes Point, Three Sisters

Three Sisters is a sculpture that sits in Pottinger Park in inner city suburb of Dawes Point. This sort of artwork in three pieces is known as a triptych. It was created in 1970 by Gordon Andrews, who also designed Australia's first decimal currency banknotes implemented in 1966. It is part of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk. This small park is on a hill behind the Walsh Bay wharves, with a backdrop of sandstone and terrace houses and in the other direction, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

21 comments:

  1. These are very nice. I like the sculptures.

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  2. Wow! Great blog! I never get over how beautiful the light is there Down Under.

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  3. Lovely; looked for a long time to see whether the lavendar color was a trick of light or the actual color of the sculptures.

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  4. I wouldn't have guessed that the triptych was that old.Has a newer feel to it I think.

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  5. Steffe, I agree with you.It look so modern !

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  6. Very cool artwork and great shots!

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  7. That Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk looks like it'll have to be on our 'to do' list, next time we'll come down. I like these sculptures you've shown, Jim. Have a great week.

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  8. Molto belle queste sculture colorate di viola contro un cielo così azzurro.
    Buona giornata :-)

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  9. I wonder what the Three Sisters refers to?

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  10. Sallie, yes the work definitely has a purple hue.

    Julie, I couldn't find any information on the work but I am curious too.

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  11. After fourty years, they are indeed in a good shape. Nice to see that they are taken care of. Please have a nice start into the new week.
    daily athens

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  12. what an unusual colour, was it always like this?

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  13. Ann, I only recently discovered this artwork myself so I don't know about its history. I assume it was always this colour because I couldn't imagine anybody mucking around with an art work like that.

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  14. Love the lines in these shots. Bravo on the composition!

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  15. thanks Jim, it is great to see spots I have never visited. Beaut.

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  16. May be the three 'sculptures' are inspired by this story: The story of the Three Sisters.

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  17. Thanks for that VP. I did consider that there may be some connection between this artwork and the famous Three Sisters rock formations in the Blue Mountains. I just couldn't find any references to confirm it.

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  18. I didn't know of the rock formations but I liked the story...

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  19. Yes VP. The rock formations are famous in Australia and some parts of teh world but I had never heard that story before. Thanks.

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