Goonellabah’s latest public art.
Goonellabah’s latest public art. Cathy Adams

Goonellabah locals love their new art - or do they?

UPDATE: IT SEEMS the good people of Lismore know their art, and they know what they like.

We asked the community to vote between the goon-bag construction and the "arty ark"- with results so far showing a leaning, albeit a wobbly one, towards the goon bag.

Perhaps the silvery wine bladders floating in the breeze, suspended on a string, stirs up memories of misspent university days playing "goon-of-fortune"?

Whatever the case, the Goonellabah construction has proved popular, taking 90% of the vote to date.

You can still have your say, until midnight, in our poll below.

The next riveting question - red or white?


ORIGINAL STORY: A NEW public artwork has popped up on the streets of the Lismore over the weekend.

There's not much love from the community for the "arty ark" in Woodlark Street, so perhaps the hope is that this latest piece will bring a halt to the "wine-ing".

The string and goonbag construction is hanging beneath the sign welcoming visitors to Goonellabah - swinging in the breeze like two sheets to the wind.

While the ark cost $350,000, it is estimated the goonbag artwork would have cost little more than a carton of beer.

The identities of the artist and the benefactor remain unknown.

For the record ... the goonbags are empty. We checked.

We welcome any information from the public about the artwork and its artist.


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