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The substantial metal sculpture, which acknowledges the contribution the railways made in the development of Bunbury, is also a symbol of community inclusion.
Called “Circus Train – Slow Down!” the contemporary representation, weighing three tonne and measuring five metres by three, is the work of artists Alex and Nicole Mickle.
The work is the result of a collaborative partnership between the City of Bunbury and DADAA Inc., an arts and disability organisation based in Fremantle with a regional program in the South West.
The sculpture is the outcome of a project called Bridging the Gap which began over five years ago when the City of Bunbury was approached separately by a group of retired railway workers and DADAA.
The idea for the sculpture resulted from the convergence of these two seemingly unrelated groups of which both were interested in creating a public artwork. The retired railway workers wanted recognition for the important role the railways played in the development of Bunbury and DADAA wanted increased awareness for people with disability.
|Address:||Blair Street, Queens Gardens, Bunbury, 6230|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.324444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Alex & Nicole Mickle|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 2nd August, 2010|