I recently walked around the sculpture park at Granite Island, which is just off the coast from the seaside township of Victor Harbor. The sculpture park is entitled Sculpture Encounters Granite Island, and it is organised by the Sculpture by the Sea people. It is still not that popular with the locals who prefer representational sculptures of seals, birds, whales etc. However, Victor Harbor is slowly becoming a bit more culturally sophisticated as it moves away from the cultural conservatism of the early 20th century.
The walk was on a public holiday in October, and my walking Granite Island along with the day tourists was a break from walking along the back country roads. I was having a bit of time off from working on the aesthetic essay for the Adelaide Art Photographers 1970-2000 boo, which is to be published by Adam Dutkiewicz at Moon Arrow Press in November 2019.
This bronze sculpture looks good situated amongst the lichen covered rocks and low sparse vegetation on Granite Island, with the sky and sea as its backdrop. It fits with the ruggedness of the environment.
Unfortunately, I was hurrying around the sculpture park to complete the walk before the rains came in from the south west. So I missed a number of new works situated amongst the scrub on the northern side of the island. I just managed to make it back to the car before the squalls hit the coast.