Sculptures bring thought and tranquility to Geelong’s CBD
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Rescue, Tranquility and Me, Myself
& iPhone are the names of three new sculptures installed across
Geelong’s CBD this week.
A priority of the Revitalising
Central Geelong Partnership team, the artworks identify key entrances to central
Geelong and improve the link between the CBD and the waterfront.
Rescue, installed on the corner of Cunningham St and
Western Beach Road comprises of seven ships symbolising the seven continents
being plucked from the sea in an act of rescue.
The artists’ (Julie Collins and Derek John) statement says:
“The Shared Journey project is based around the form of the ship used as
a metaphor, symbolising the journey we are all on. Symbolically it points to
global responsibility for issues such as climate change, poverty, migration,
population and consumer waste. It asks: What role do we all play in this
journey? Who is the rescuer? Is it a God, a politician, a local action group or
a shared global community”.
Me, Myself & iPhone can be found on the corner of
Brougham and Moorabool Streets and addresses people’s obsession with social
media. The artist, Anne Anderson, talks about her concerns with an “overuse
[which] threatens to inhibit the current generation from the practice of normal
communication and social skills”.
Tranquility, is on the corner of Ryrie, Swanston Streets and Sydney
Parade. The artist, Andrew Kasper, wants to pass this feeling of peacefulness
and tranquillity to people passing by.
Dr Kathy Alexander, Chair Administrator, City of Greater Geelong
These art sculptures will enhance public spaces throughout central Geelong, providing a fascinating sculpture and art trail for visitors and residents to discover.