These three large sandstone sculptures, are known as the Goondiwindi Pillars. Artist, Chris Mackenzie, designed and sculpted the pieces in 2001 as part of a Centenary of Federation Project in Goondiwindi. The design focuses on images of water birds and stylised depictions of water and rain. It captures the relationship between the Macintyre River and the township of Goondiwindi: "water is life".
Located in McLean Street Goondiwindi (near the old McIntyre Bridge Crossing) the pillars are a much loved element of the townscape and are a focal point of the Border Heritage Precinct.
Spirit of Texas
This public art was commissioned in response to the devastating 2011 Floods. The sculpture was influenced by the abundance of water birds that appear following the floods. Reflecting the image of a phoenix; the universal symbol of renewal, it represents the Texas community’s ability to overcome adversity.
The project was funded by Queensland and Australian Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Flexible Funding Program.
This beautiful art piece is located in High Street Texas (in the CBD area).