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Photographs supplied by Bryan Hardy

The metal sculpture acknowledges the contribution the railways made in the development of Bunbury. 

Called “Circus Train – Slow Down!” the contemporary representation, weighing three tonnes 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: -33.324597
Long: 115.640684
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Artist:Alex & Nicole Mickle


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 2nd August, 2010
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au