Tandem Riders (Bronze Sculpture)
Dimensions 200.0 CM (H) (lifesize)
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.