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comprises a 39m mobile phone tower that gracefully arches over the Great Victorian Rail Trail in Mansfield. In their usual display, phone towers sit at heights well above the
landscape or our built environments. Here, the tower appears animated, falling
close to the ground as if bowing to meet us. In this way, the technological
function of transmission – of receiving and responding to signals – becomes a
personal interaction between the viewer, the artwork and the landscape. With
its slender taper and gentle curve, the tower appears more organic than
industrial, like a stalk of field grass with its long, thin signal panels
mimicking seed pods fraying at their tips.
Artist: Robbie Rowlands
Client: Mitchell, Murrindindi & Mansfield Shire Councils
Location: Taungurung Country, Mansfield, Victoria
Project Management: David Hagger
Fabrication: Sculpture Co.
Commissioned as part of a $1.2m joint project between Mitchell, Murrindindi and
Mansfield Shire Councils, funded by the State Government’s Regional Tourism
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Photography: Nigel KarikariApril 2023