Deniliquin | Jonathan Leahy

Deniliquin Public Art by Jonathan Leahy
Deniliquin Public Art by Jonathan Leahy
Jonathan Leahy

I revisited this artwork in 2023 to retake photos. At the time I believed I only had a selfie with this sculpture and wanted stock photos but it turns out I had one all along. 

In 2019 I took a few selfies here with Debbie Smith Kumar who was kind enough to show me around town. She had this beauty listed as a BIG Saw on the Australian BIG Things list. 

It is a replica of an industrial circular saw splitting a Redgum tree. It's apart of a sculpture trail through the region called The Long Paddock. A sculpture trail intended to capture a glimpse of country life for tourists and locals alike and to honor the regions industrial history.

The artwork is titled 'Cut' and is one of five sculptures in the region spread across Deniliquin, Moama, Mathoura and Pretty Pine. I believe I've had the pleasure of visiting maybe 3/5. Two are new news to me and will add them to my map for future travels. 

Jonathan's 'Cut' can be found in a rest stop exiting the Eastern entrance to town. It's after the bridge as you exit and just before the roundabout on Davidson St so if you miss the rest stop entry it's easy to double back.

While I agree this could be considered a 'BIG Thing' it wasn't the councils intention when it was placed. I believe Industrial saws likely do come in this size so considering its a replica and a real sized object I'll be tagging this beauty as Public Art only