Children love to go to the Dubbo Zoo, the Angora Rabbit farm & Koala park, Dolittle snake display, Radio telescope, Burrendong Dam, the Wellington Caves, the Gelato Factory and the Elvis Festival. There are many more special local places of interest that are not promoted enough - there is so much to do and see in our area!
The children are always fascinated by the animals at the Zoo, the animals on the farm plus riding their bikes on dirt tracks and participating in the Mulga Bill Bicycle Festival so the "Animals on Bikes' theme was created.
The initial motivation for this art project was to create a visual fantasy for the children.
However when many of the local businesses suffered during 8 years of drought it was agreed that this sculpture trail had potential to boast morale and improve the economic health of our rural-reliant central west communities.
Cumnock & District Progress Association organised welding classes throught TAFE Outreach for the farmers's wives, Rentafarmhouse families and local enthusiasts that were keen to learn a new skill and create a masterpiece!
The project has developed on a much larger scale that can be enjoyed by both the young children and their parents travelling in school holidays plus the retirees and travel bugs in their caravans all year round.
"Animals on Bikes" tourist trail operates 365 days a year -and is FREE and visible from any motorbike, bicycle, car or bus window for the pleasure of passing tourists and the benefit of local businesses.
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There are many LARGE outdoor sculpture projects that have inspired us, we have listed some of our favourites here;
Tin Horse Highway at Kulin WA
Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach NSW
Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach QLD
Heritage Highway in Tasmania
Utes in the Paddock at Ootha NSW
The Long Paddock
Galahs at Gulargambone NSW
We hope you get ideas and use your own creative imagination to weld, tec-screw, glue, paint, design, sculpt or mould an 'Animal on a Bike' sculpture.
A Tin Horse Highway Sculpture in WA