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Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren
The public artwork "The Space Between" commemorates the parents, adoptees and families who suffered loss through forced adoptions. It consists of a large block of polished granite that has been separated, signifying the split of one part from the other, and a nearby boulder where people can sit and contemplate.

It was created by the artists Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa. The project was directed by a steering committee that included community representation.


Address:Victoria Drive , near University footbridge, North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.919366
Long: 138.610508
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture
Artist:Deb Jones & Christine Cholewa


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 14th July, 2016
Front Inscription

This artwork is for all those whose lives have been profoundly affected by adoption separation practices – for the loss suffered by many, for the ongoing grief and pain experienced by Mothers who lost their children, and for adoptees who lost their identity, heritage and family.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au