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Dave Court, Ngaru mularta | Chalk Sticks, 2021, timber and aluminium. Photo Nick Astanei.

Ngaru mularta | Chalk Sticks

Dave Court

Ngaru mularta

Dave Court's Ngaru mularta | Chalk Sticks installation was created as part of the Welcoming Spaces for Young People which celebrates the importance of young people to the city’s culture.

Court’s artwork focusses on the idea of transition, through a series of shapes appearing to be submerging or emerging from the ground, transitioning and translating from green to pink, from natural timber to highly produced aluminium, from green to pink. The artworks are designed to be sat, leaned and climbed on and engaged with in a multitude of ways, creating a space for young people to hang out and spend time. The sculpture consists of seven pieces, painted in a gradient from turquoise green to warm pink and were manufactured with the assistance of Iguana Creative.

The space also includes the Sedi; an environmentally friendly solar powered smart bench incorporating lighting and phone charging responding to the consultation and the desire to create an environmentally friendly space. Court has painted the Sedi surround to respond to with the Welcoming Space artwork.

Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, King William Street, Adelaide

Year Produced



Timber, aluminium

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