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.

The statue of His Majesty King Edward VII is located on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, just across the road from Rundle Mall.

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The Migration Museum is only a short stroll from Rundle Mall, and is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities.

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There are rumoured to be at least six ghosts that call Adelaide Arcade home, and over the years there have been numerous reports of sightings, footsteps, objects moving and other unexplainable occurrences.

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A juxtaposition of rustic and urban industrial styling, Wurst and Stein is an underground oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of Grenfell Street. Enjoy brews from around the world, a menu that screams "flavour" or host your next private party.

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