'Girl on a Slide' Sculpture

The 'Girl on a Slide' sculpture by John Dowie was installed in Rundle Mall in 1977. This sculpture was created as a ‘discovery piece’, something that wouldn’t be visible from a distance, but would be discovered by accident.

It was donated to the City of Adelaide by the now closed John Martins department store.

Dowie is one of South Australia’s most respected sculptors and his works appear all over Adelaide, from the fountain in Victoria Square to the old Victor Richardson Gates at Adelaide Oval.