Australia’s Big Things

From The Big Pineapple to The Big Merino to The Big Banana, “big things” are a form of public art that is embedded into Australia’s national culture. These kitschy monuments serve as tourist attractions during stops on roadtrips and are a quirky national obsession that embody the Australian larrikin culture characterized by irreverence and humorous irony. The cultural value placed on these big things highlight they way in which public sculptures can become strong symbols of our local and national identities.

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