The Girl on a Slide sculpture

'Girl on a Slide' Sculpture

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

The sculpture was donated to the City of Adelaide by the now closed John Martin's department store and created in response to a request by the architect of newly-formed Rundle Mall, Ian Hannaford, who was looking for a 'discovery piece' — one that was 'inconspicuous from a distance, then come upon by chance'.

Dowie is one of South Australia's most respected sculptors and his works appear all over Adelaide, from the iconic Three Rivers fountain in Victoria Square to Alice in Rymill Park.

If you're looking for a new benchmark in this town you'll find it 8 floors above the corner of King William Street & North Terrace. Airy, designer setting with a terrace and city views, serving Modern Australian menus and cocktails.

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The South Australian National War Memorial and South Australian Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen Memorial is located on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace.

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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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The new look Gawler Place was officially unveiled in late 2019 and with it came the installation of two new innovative, bold and colourful art experiences — ‘Flow’ and ‘Ripple’.

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