Stained Glass Windows Adorn New CBD Art Installation

Miles St-Rodeo Drive art installation

Published: 7th January 2020

Council’s newly completed monument on the Miles Street-Rodeo Drive roundabout is a bright and colourful tribute to Mount Isa’s past and present and a complement to the nearby John Campbell Miles Memorial.

The installation features the four refurbished stained-glass windows that used to sit atop the John Campbell Miles Memorial, and features festoon lighting that wraps around its support structure and can be synchronised with the lights on the trees along Rodeo Drive and a section of West Street.

The structure’s stained-glass windows each represent an aspect of Mount Isa – Traditional Owners, the rodeo, mining heritage, and the Mount Isa City logo.

The current town clock graces the top of the John Campbell Miles Memorial tower, but the stained-glass windows used to adorn the memorial several years ago, after the original clock from the ‘60s was removed due to maintenance difficulties.

The ashes of John Campbell Miles are housed in a plaque at the base of the tower.

Work began on the Miles Street-Rodeo Drive roundabout late last year to make way for the new installation.

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said she was delighted to see the stained-glass windows back up and taking pride of place on a beautiful monument in the CBD that everyone can view and appreciate.

“It was important to us at Council that these windows be re-established in the CBD, and I’m so happy to see the way in which it’s happened,” Cr McCulloch said.

“Council staff have done a wonderful job installing the monument and carefully placing the windows on top of it, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see it.”