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Project Details

Project: Orphan School Creek

Location: Forest Lodge, Sydney
Date: 2009
Client: Sydney City Council
Materials:  Sandstone, steel

Project Managers: Phillips Marler
Landscape Architects: Fiona Robbe

Artwork Concept Design: Jane Cavanough
Sandstone detail design and carving: Marlie Kentish Barnes
Cot fabrication: Ross Engineering


This site was formerly the Children’s Hospital. The playground artworks feature a sandstone bas relief column of a Nurse on duty at the entrance.  Located in the sandpit are two steel cots, with stainless steel mesh bases that allow sand to be poured through, and between the cots, lying in the sand is a ‘lost” teddy bear, as if dropped by a child and left on the floor.



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