Ralf Haertel (Launceston)
Swan Flight is a participatory community engagement project created in partnership with the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association. Ralf Haertel teamed up with Men’s Sheds from across Northern Tasmania, including Launceston, Norwood and Port Sorrell over the months leading up to Junction 2013.
The ubiquitous tyre swans of 1950s post war Australian suburbia are back. The iconic sculptures that decorated front yard entranceways and gardens take a turn into the public realm and pay homage to the local black swans of Tasmania.
Wander around Launceston and follow the wedge of 100 tyre swans as it migrates over the course of the Festival.