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In 1952 artist Ian Fairweather built a raft from post-war rubble he found on Darwin's Dinah beach. Three aircraft drop tanks gave his alarming contraption just enough buoyancy to make it across the Timor Sea. It was a completely bizarre journey that captured the imagination of a generation and marked Darwin forever.In this feature Lyn Gallacher takes herself along the commemorative Ian Fairweather walk outside the Northern Territory´s Museum and Art Gallery and discovers that many Darwin lives have taken a Fairweather turn. She meet several kinds of artists who have been influenced by Fairweather, by his art, his lifestyle and his mad adventure. They say, 'He makes sense up here.' Be prepared to leave the big cities of the south behind.The three mosaics on the Fairweather Walk are:1. 'The Cave 1952' - (by Ro, 1999)This mosaic by Darwin artist Ro depics the seventh night of Fairweather's raft journey, drifting from Darwin to Roti during a thunderstorm, the raft is depicted on its way through the cavernous opening in the clouds.2. 'Lights Darwin Harbour 1957' - (by Paul Miller, 1999)This abstract image depicts Fairweather's departure on his makeshift raft leaving Darwin at night as he avoids local authorities and begins his 16 day epic journey to Timor on April 29th 1952.3. 'Native Boats 1950' - (by Ro, 1999)This mosaic based on Ian Fairweather's drawing depicts an idealistic Balinese beach scene and a simple lifestyle which he longed for. Fairweather painted this work while living on the Karu, a WWII supply vessel stranded on Dinah Beach in Darwin.