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Colin creates art from scrap metal

Colin Dunstone’s lockdown project – a Rubik’s Cube mailbox at Knightvale. PHOTO TWH

Colin Dunstone may not look like an artist but give him a welding iron and some scrap metal and he can create works of art that grab people’s attention.

His gallery is a little unconventional too – it’s the entrance to the driveway of his property, between Bourke and Byrock on the Mitchell Highway.

While many people will recognise the big metal chicken that graces the entrance, as well as some year-round Christmas lights – a giant Rubik’s cube has now been added to the display.

Colin, a former radio engineer, can build just about anything from anything, and his Rubik’s cube idea came about when he took delivery of several old ballast tanks.

“I bought the tanks about six months ago from Melbourne and had them transported up here and I installed the Rubik’s cube last Sunday,” Colin said.

“The ballast tanks were used in the old ships to transport things like pickles and were then filled with water to act as ballast for the trip home.

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