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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.

Location

Address:Blair Street, Queens Gardens, Bunbury, 6230
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.324444
Long: 115.640278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Alex & Nicole Mickle

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 2nd August, 2010
Source: MA
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