Tandem Riders

Dimensions 200.0 CM (H) (lifesize)

Materials Bronze

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2013 Installed permanently on the corner of Vincent and Beaufort St Perth Perth’s Beaufort Street represents the city’s artistic flair. After winning a tender for a street sculpture, Gillie and Marc were able to cement their artwork right onto the road itself, among the cars. Tandem Riders ticks all the council-requested boxes. “Local councils need public art that engages the community, brings together different constituents, and sends a message about the area,” says Marc. “This bike addresses the city’s environmental concerns, and the characters represent diversity – they appeal to all races, genders, and identities in a universal way.” Children in particular love to climb onto Rabbitwoman’s lap and help her steer the bike. Rabbitwoman is also taking a photo and when passersby see her camera it works as a reminder that this is a place worth remembering. Visitors then snap their own shots of the vibrant area.