The iconic bicycle sculpture at Collier Reserve in Wantirna has been restored and was reinstalled this week.
The sculpture, made from recycled bicycle parts, is a landmark feature of the shared pathway that is Blind Creek Trail. It was removed in October 2021 for restoration.
The sculpture was originally created by artist Rex Keogh in collaboration with Knox residents. The original artwork was part of Knox’s Placemaker Legacy program, an initiative that revitalised urban spaces with public art by Knox artists during the 1980s and 90s. It was last restored in 2003.
The restoration, completed by Meridian Sculpture, has included new paint, removal of rust and replacement of broken and missing parts. It reflects the original colours used in the sculpture and improves its structural integrity. The materials selected were specifically chosen to ensure longevity.
Knox has over 200 public artworks and Council routinely restores and repair works as the need arises. This restoration project is the result of a comprehensive audit in 2019 and 2020 which identified a number of key works for restoration.
Pictures of the restored sculpture are available on our Facebook page.