Bronze pig statues

'A Day Out' – The Rundle Mall Pigs

On 3 July 1999, Rundle Mall welcomed four new residents —Horatio, Oliver, Truffles and Augusta. Made completely from bronze, these life-sized pigs look to be having a great day out in Rundle Mall as they walk the Mall, dig through the bin for food scraps and greet passers-by.

The art installation officially known as A Day Out was created by Marguerite Derricourt, the winner of a national sculpture competition instigated by the City of Adelaide in the final stages of the Rundle Mall upgrades in the late 1990s.

The people of Adelaide loved the pigs so much, a competition was held to name them and you can find a plaque next to each pig stating its name and the name of the person who named them.

Children and adults alike are often seen hugging, sitting on and posing for pictures with the popular pigs on their days out in Rundle Mall.

The 'Girl on a Slide' sculpture was created by artist John Dowie and first called Rundle Mall home in 1977.

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The first street statue erected in the city on North Terrace is actually a copy of a famous neoclassical work. Based on Italian sculptor Antonio Canova’s ‘Venus’, it was chiselled from Carrara marble by Fraser & Draysey, and presented by Mr W A Horn to Mayor F W Bullock on 3 September 1892.

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Thanks to a change in South Australia's liquor licensing laws several years ago, Peel Street has gone from an empty laneway serving as nothing more than a thoroughfare between busy Hindley and Currie Street, to a street that comes alive at night, packed with diners and drinkers.

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Just east of Rundle Mall you'll find the 'East End', a bustling pocket of the Adelaide CBD packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and premium shopping.

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