ON SHOW: Bruce Morrow with his artwork displayed outside his home in Alstonville.
ON SHOW: Bruce Morrow with his artwork displayed outside his home in Alstonville. Cathy Adams

Is it art or is it junk?

WHAT is it that makes art?

Alstonville's Bruce Morrow is adamant his eclectic collection of things at the front of his vacant Ballina Rd property is art - but he admits it has been described as junk.

The 72-year-old, who co-owns the property with his brother, started setting up the items about a year ago.

But the lifelong Alstonville resident said he would not do anything to detract from visitors coming to Alstonville.

"I want to add to it," he said of the installation.

But there has been a complaint lodged with Ballina Shire Council about the Ballina Rd stuff - as well as a complaint about the state of the lawns.

The lawns have been mowed, but the art, Mr Morrow says, is there to stay - it's just been moved back so it is not on council land.

And the council says that's okay after two inspections this month.

Mr Morrow says he has installed his collection to give some "joy" to the people who walk past.

"A lot of people walk up here and I think they like to look at something," he said.

"I'm happy with what they (council) let me do.

"There are other things I'd like to put there, but that would spoil it."

He has similar installations on Teven Rd, with "sculptures" being made on site for 15 years.

His Ballina Rd property is next to a home and a motel.



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