Geelong has a new bronze sculpture to add to its diverse and growing collection
Posted 26 April 2018
Bike Boy by local artist Sue Corbet has just been installed at the recently established Mountain bike park ‘The Hill’ in Newtown.
This latest public art acquisition is a beautifully rendered playful bronze sculpture which is full of the joy and energy which comes from learning to ride a bike.
This work will capture the hearts and imaginations of those who visit the Mountain Bike course. Through this installation we add another point of recognition and celebration of Geelong as a cycling city and encourage people of all ages to enjoy cycling as a life giving activity. Cycling has numerous personal, social, economic and environmental benefits.
Have a close look at ‘Bike Boy’ and see if you can recognise a slight resemblance to cycling champion Cadel Evans who coincidently started his cycling career as a mountain bike rider. Who knows what ‘Bike Boy’ and ‘The Hill’ will inspire in the next generation of young cyclists.
In addition to the sculpture installation a large shade structure is in the final stages of completion (Shane Hughan to provide details plus any other relevant information about the park and usage)