Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council

The students at RDHS wish to thanks the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council and the Ravensthorpe IGA for supporting this project.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Number 50 heads off to NZ


My name is Susan  and I have your artwork number 50. I got it in Brisbane about a week ago, at an international ADAS dive conference I was attending at the university with my husband, Alan. We live in Hamilton New Zealand and I was given this piece of art from a gentleman from Tasmania. We have 6 kids ranging from 20 to 2 years, 5 boys and 1 baby girl. My husband Alan does a lot of international travel, he owns the NZ School of Commercial Diver training and trains people to work on oil rigs and do work under water. I am a retired pharmacist.

I hope your artwork number 50 will have a great trip around New Zealand before it leaves for distant shores again. I think this is a wonderful exciting project and I feel very happy to have been a part of it. All the best from New Zealand!

Kind regards

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Number 7 hitches a ride...

Hi !

My name is ChloƩ, I'm 24 and I'm French. I'm currently cycling around Australia and I found your little guy in the camp kitchen of Benwenerup campsite in Stokes Inlet Nation Park. That was such a nice and unexpected surprise ! I really like the idea, so he's gonna have a little stroll on my push bike ;) Hope he will travel far away !!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Number 32 in NZ


I found this artwork near the park in main street of Ravensthorpe.

I was on my way to Perth to go on holiday to New Zealand.

This little piece of art has come with me. I am leaving it today near Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.

seeya little buddy!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Number 33

Good afternoon,

Elwyn and Graham  here and we have found the above piece of artwork at the Streaky Bay Foreshore Caravan Park in Sth Australia.  It was sitting on a fish cleaning bench and I just wandered over to take a look at it.   We are from Swan Reach in Victoria (which is near Lakes Entrance) and we have been travelling around since May 13th.  We are on the homeward leg of our journey which has seen us take in Alice Springs, Katherine, Kakadu, Darwin, Kununurra, Broome, Top Price, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie/Boulder and now Squeaky Bay.  We are not retirees, so it is with mixed feelings that we are heading home and back to reality.  We will try our best to leave the artwork somewhere unusual and hope you are able to follow it’s journey for quite a long time yet. 

Number 7 goes to Stokes


 I picked up piece #7 from the Ravy bus stop (BP). I just bought a new Harley Davidson motorcycle in Perth and was riding it back home. I am the ranger at Stokes National Park (80 km west of Esperance) and have put the art in one of the camp kitchens at Stokes Inlet. We have heaps of caravans through the park so #7 is sure to end up someplace interesting.


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Number 50 leaps across from Tassie to Brisbane

Hi my name is Martin.

I was given this lost artwork by My neighbors when they returned home last week after a long holiday. I live on the river in northern Tasmania but they knew I was traveling to Brisbane this weekend to attend a commercial scuba diving conference. I was going to give it to an artist friend of mine but instead I will give it to a woman I met from New Zealand who has a large family with lots of kids. I am confident she will know what to do with it.

I like your project and if there is any chance you might be able to send me an account of the journeys of Lost Artwork Number 50 when it winds up I would be very curious to know where he travels.


Number 50

Hello from Rosevears in Tasmania.

John and I recently returned from exploring beautiful Western Australia in our caravan.  When refueling at Nandroo we were requested to take the "wire art" with us, this we have done and tonight handed it to our neighbour here in Tasmania, who is off to Brisbane tomorrow and will hand it to his friend who is an artist.

John, who is a retired physician, and I, a retired nurse, live here on the western side of the Tamar River we have 3 married children.  We enjoy gardening, and both play instruments in the local orchestra.

We wish you well with your artistic endeavours, and may your "wireart" travel far bring you lots of interesting emails, and thank you for enabling us to be part of this fun enterprise.

Yours sincerely

Janet and John. 

More pics from that travelling 33

The water was stunning, so we had to take a photo of that too.
Next, we headed off to look at the cliffs on the edge of the Great Australian Bight.

Number 33

Just letting you know we found artwork 33 at Domblegabby Rest Area on the 90 mile straight on the Nullabor, aproximately 40 kms west of Caiguna and 332 kms east of Norseman. We took it for a bit of a drive because it was a pretty good traveling companion. Our names are Les and Rach and we travel and work truck driving out of our 4wd and caravan. At the moment we are based in Karratha and just on our way to the Eyre Peninsula for a look around and holiday.

Number 15, the first to go OS?

Sculpture number 15 was found at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China,  which was built in 1420, during the reign of Emperor Yongle this was the temple where Emperors offered sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for rain and a good Harvest.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Number 50...AKA Mr. Squiggle has a fab holiday on the road!

Hello, My name is Ashlee and my Mum, Melissa found your artwork no. 50 on a public telephone at Millstream Homestead in the Millstream Nat Park, on 26th of July2012. 

I am 12 years old in September, I have a Sister called Jessica and she is 10 years old. We had been travelling with my Mum and Dad,Paul and Friends towing Campers. We are from Port LIncoln S.A. We had 5 weeks Hoildays, in which we travelled the Tanami Road N.T. seen the Bungle Bungles, did the Gibb River Road, Broome then down the coast to Karratha, then headed inland to Millstream Nat Park. Where we found your "great Artwork", we named it Mr Squiggle!! From there we took it with us to the Karijini Nat Park, Dales Gorge, then on to Newman, down to Kalgoorie and across the Nullarbor. We left it somewhere in S.A. on our way home, on the 31st July. We enjoyed our hoilday in the West so much but are home now, back to school Monday for us.

We all thought the found art project was a great idea and would be interested in where it ends up!!!

Fron Ashlee

Number 35 is off to Albany


I found Artwork number 35 on the big flywheel and crankshaft in the display near the Cafe and public toilets in Ravensthorpe, on Wednesday 1 August.

I was driving back to Albany from Esperance after attending a family funeral and stopped for a coffee break in Ravy.

Strolling around the area to stretch my legs, I was interested in the plaque on the flywheel and for an unknown reason decided to look at it from the back and there I found Artwork 35.  A nice surprise and something to think about for the remainder of the drive home, as I tried to decide where I would leave it for the next finder.

I am 64 years old, a busy grandmother who works in an office, and I will leave Artwork 35 in an unusual place around Albany next weekend.

Good luck with tracking your travelling artworks.


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Number 11 is found again.

Hi I'm Luca, I was coming back from Noosa Springs tennis club, I spotted this thing on a pole and I thought should take it home.  I read the tag and thought it was cool. I can't wait to put it somewhere.   By the way I'm ten years old, live in Noosa and go to Noosa Pengari Steiner School.  Have fun with your project.      

Thanks for participating in our project Luca.  I seem to recall Number 11, it was made by a boy in Year 1 and is a cat...perhaps a wire dog chased it up the pole?!        

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Number 50 on the Nullarbor

Hi to all,

My name is Tracey and I am the manager here at Nullarbor Roadhouse. Your art work was handed to me to send you an email as it was found outside near a big whale that we have in our car park for tourists.

I am about to take it out into our service station so the attendant can put it back and it continues on its journey.

 Hope you get more emails about its whereabouts soon.

43; in a shop in Ravensthorpe, trying on some new clothes???

I found number 43, the camel, at Everything or Nothing in the change room.

my sis told me that number 43 was her wire sculpture and i decided to take it to the perth airport on the 13th of september 2012!

Number 22 in Victoria


I was walking in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne, Victoria and lying on the path was a snake !

I picked it up and read your message and will place somewhere else.

My name is Ed, and I happen to be Toby’s great uncle.

I live in Wheelers Hill, have 3 kids and 3 grandchildren, and have visited Hopetoun many times.

Regards Ed