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Stobie Pole Painting
A Stobie pole is a power line pole made of two steel joists held apart by a slab of concrete. It was invented by Adelaide Electric Supply Company engineer James Cyril Stobie (1895–1953). Considered to be a blight on the landscape, many are now artfully decorated to improve their appearance.
The painted stobie pole project in Goolwa began in 2011 with Stephanie Jucius, a Create and Connect participant and volunteer painting the stobie pole directly in front of the centre. Stephanie was quickly commissioned by Alexandrina Council to design artwork for stobie poles in the main streets of Goolwa as part of the Just ADD Water project. Stephanie ran workshops within the Create and Connect program teaching participants the legalities of painting on power poles, how to prepare the surface for long-lasting art and gridding a picture for perfect placement.
The poles are now a tourist attraction – colourful art produced by locals, that can be enjoyed while walking around the town.