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Oodnadatta Track ~ Alberrie Creek ~ Mutonia Sculpture Park ~ Images of Australia
From a distance, as you travel along the Oodnadatta Track from Marree, your eyes catch a glimpse of something unusual on the horizon. They look like crosses from a distance, but as you drive closer, the vista becomes clearer and then you are here, at a truly modern day outdoor ark gallery... the Mutonia Sculpture Park.

This must stop and experience destination, allows the traveller and visitors to interact with these bigger than life pieces of art. From your entry through 'Kombi Gate' (a classic symbol of outback travel over the years), there is 'Plane Henge', who with the help of about 50 people and a cheer leader (the person with the loudest voice), were raised to their current position.

Plane Henge was followed by Dream Catcher, Spinning Car and Time Tree and other pieces. On the horizon you can see the 'Dingo'. The original concept was 'Dottie the Dingo', but since then the locals have dubbed it the 'Big Dog'. The dogs body is an old water tank from the days of the steam train, and its head is the classic Chrysler.

Located in Alberrie Creek, once an railway siding for the Old Ghan line, this place would have disappeared off the map, if it wasn't for the wonderful talent of Robin 'Mutoid' Cooke, a former mechanic from Victoria. Each year he makes the trek out to the park to create another work of art from recycled material. In his own words, 'once there is no more waste he will be out of a job.

Check out the YouTube video interview from the South Australian ABC Television Stateline link at the bottom of this page.

More information about the Oodnadatta Track, Alberrie Creek and the many locations along the route.

Oodnadatta Track - Alberrie Creek - Mutonia Sculpture Park - Snapshots from South Australia

'Plane Henge' at the Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek
'Plane Henge' at the Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek.
One of the figures to be found throughout Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek
One of the figures to be found throughout Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek.
'Windmill flower' - Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek
'Windmill flower' - Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek.
'Big Dog' - Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek
'Big Dog' - Mutonia Sculpture Park, Alberrie Creek.
 
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Source:
* Mutonia Sculpture Park by Robin Mutoid - YouTube
South Australian ABC Television Stateline program segment on Marree Art, at Mutonia Sculpture Park featuring Robin 'Mutoid' Cooke from Mutoid Waste Company who returns every year to expand his recycladelic diaspora. More can be found at http://zoneofthefree.blogspot.com.au/.
 
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