City Arrivals and Waterfront Linkages

A priority action for the Revitalising Central Geelong Partnership is to identify several key entrances to the Central Business District (CBD) and opportunities to improve links between the CBD and the waterfront.

The City Arrivals and Waterfront Linkages project will see the acquisition and installation of 7 major sculptural pieces at identified key locations which will enhance the public realm and facilitate way-finding by delivering a sculpture and art trail through the city.

The project adds to the city’s already impressive public art collection and the first piece, Mark Cuthbertson’s ‘Scouts’ has been installed at the corner of Latrobe Terrace and Little Malop Street, a major vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian link. ‘Scouts’ will remain in this location for 6-12 months, after which time they will briefly disappear, only to pop-up elsewhere.

The latest installations are Rescue, Me, Myself and iPhone and Tranquility.

Rescue, by Julie Collins and Derek John is on the corner of Cunningham Street and Western Beach Road. The artists' 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 and iPhone, by Anne Anderson, can be found on the corner of Brougham and Moorabool Streets and addresses people’s obsession with social media.

Tranquility by Andrew Kasper is on the corner of Ryrie and Swanston Streets and Sydney Parade and is designed to pass the feeling of tranquillity onto the viewer.


Page last updated: Monday, 19 February 2018