Wild’n’Wooly

  • 3 Arthur St, Tambo 4478

This whimsical wool truck by artist Christopher Trotter was created in 2015.

Representative of a time when wool was king in the Outback and small body trucks piled high with bales of the natural fibre lumbered through town, this creation has its origins deep in Tambo’s heritage.

The front half of the sculpture was one of the original freight trucks purchased 73 years ago by local trucking company, Johnson Bros; this body has been cleverly coupled with old steel boxes that have been reclaimed from station dumps around Tambo. Students from the Tambo State School sourced the 400 horseshoes that adorn the boxes creating the illusion of ‘steel wool’ and adding texture to the artwork. 

This addition to Tambo’s streetscape provides a tremendous visual impact embedding itself into the Outback skyline.  Huge modern road trains thunder past, dwarfing Wild and Woolly who remains a quirky reminder of Tambo’s past.

Location: Tambo