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Not So Itsy Spider Sculpture


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This impressive sculpture, created by scrap metal artist Andrew Whitehead, is the second-largest spider sculpture in the world. Until the 1980s the local Urana football team was known as The Spiders, and this sculpture pays homage to that fact.

Mr Whitehead, who is afraid of heights, installed the artwork on the water tower himself, climbing a 16m ladder and walking around the 30cm rim of the tower carrying an 8kg bracket and 8m of cable. Once the bracket and cable were in place a cherry picker raised the spider into position and the sculpture was secured with three cables.

Andrew Whitehead's sculptures can be found adorning much of the landscape North of the Murray, including Mulwala, Lowesdale and Boree Creek.


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