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John Dowie, The Slide, 1977, bronze

The Slide

John Dowie AM

The bronze sculpture The Slide was a gift to the City of Adelaide by the Chairman, Sir Edward Haywood, and Directors of John Martin and Co Pty Ltd in 1977.

The Slide was designed in response to a request from the architect of Rundle Mall, Ian Hannaford, for a ‘discovery piece’- an artwork that reflected its environment.

John Dowie’s crucial contribution to public art in Adelaide is undisputed and this artwork is characteristic of his many portraits which reflect the mood of the city.

Rundle Mall (outside Rundle Place) Adelaide

Year Produced




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