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Install a two-storey-high sculpture in a park and boy, do you turn up the volume.

That was the view of Herald arts commentator Janet McAllister when the Eden-Albert Local Board unveiled a 5.6m-high public artwork, Boy Walking, by artist Ronnie van Hout at Potters Park in June. It cost $550,000 with funding from council's public art fund.


McAllister had a view on the sculpture - "a Maxi-Me