The Collections Project

Adelaide City Council Library and Archives

31 July 2015

Dan Withey explored public art in the Adelaide City council collection during a three month Collection Project residency at the City Library, facilitated by Guildhouse.

Dan focussed on John Dowie’s Three Rivers fountain and The Slide as well as the Daubist Mural No. 1 by Driller Jet Armstrong. His research included engaging a response to these works from members of the public through postcards that were left at the city library, which has informed his work.

Over a period of six weeks Dan created numerous sketches and the Three Rivers Painting. This work explores the history, meanings and controversies of the Three Rivers fountain.


Dan Withey is represented by Hill Smith Gallery