Artist: John Barter and Steven Williams
Title: Little Crows
Installed: 1998
Materials: Cast Iron
Location: Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga was often thought to be based on the Wiradjuri language for “place of many crows” and in response, numerous crows were scattered along Baylis Street atop sign posts. 13 remain of the many more that were originally installed.

Individual locations

  1. In front of Michael O'Reily Pharmacy
  2. In front of Guzman y Gomez
  3. In front of Sportsmans Warehouse
  4. In front of Eyeware Plus
  5. In front of TAB
  6. In front of Allison Music
  7. In front of Delice Asiatique
  8. In front of Sportsgirl
  9. In front of ITP Tax
  10. In front of Bed, Bath and Table
  11. In front of Aussie Home loans
  12. In front of Radio Rentals
  13. In front of Lowes

John Barter

John Barter works with weather beaten recycled tin, crumpled and sometimes rusted. He enjoys the relatively small scale of his work, the individuality inherent to each patina and the way his work becomes parts of people’s lives. Barter draws simple shapes onto tin, cuts and shapes by hand, allowing for a rawness in the construction, and an integrity in appearance. His work often reflects a sense of humour.

The Australian vernacular of ‘making-do’ has always been an inspiration for Barter’s work whereby a need is met by ones improvised 3ingenuity. Barter’s work can be found in public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States of America.

Steven Williams

Steven has completed Post Graduate in Ceramic Design studies. He is a full time teacher of Ceramics at TAFE and is the acting teacher in charge of the Art Department.

Steven has exhibited throughout Australia and still continues to work collaboratively on community projects, while building much experience in wood firing and kiln building. Steven's collaborative Wagga Wagga public artworks are titled Walking Surfaces, Granite Spiral, Sculptural Seat, Bangayarra Walkway, Snakes and Ladders, Bluestone Boarders 1999, Bluestone Boarders 2000 and Hopscotch.