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‘Returning Column’ sculpture by South Australian based artist Greg Johns 2008 is located on the roundabout at the corner of Main Street and The Square. It was the second sculpture commissioned by the Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust, and was unveiled 30 March 30 2008. It is made of Corten steel and has a thin layer of rust that makes up its orange-brown colouring. It will rust very slowly, at a rate of about 1mm every 100 years. Ten sculptures are planned to be positioned in the central area of Palmerston North in an equal funding partnership with the Palmerston North City Council.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011BD_IMCA-DigitalMaster_004776
Title
“Returning Column" Sculpture, The Square
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive
Relation
IMCA Digital Archive
Date
July 8, 2010

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Corner of Main Street and The Square, Palmerston North

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