Artists: Tanya Court and Cassandra Chilton
Year created: 2007
Medium: Corten steel, painted coating
Location: Banksia Park, intersection of Manningham Road and Bridge Street, Bulleen
helmet is inspired by the artist Sidney Nolan’s Kelly series of paintings, created at Heide, in which we see the figure of Ned Kelly riding through the landscape. During a walking tour of ‘Kelly country’ Nolan realised “that the bush and the Kelly helmet belonged together” and helmet is a wonderful interpretation of Nolan’s paintings through a new medium and artistic vision.
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