I stumbled across this yesterday and was blown away by the scale and effectiveness of the bike bike. Read more..
Marvel at the construction of this enormous 12 metre high Penny Farthing Bicycle, built from recycled bikes. Referencing our past and our future, The Bike Bike challenges us to think about Sydney transport, and its implications for our environment. With this issue now central to building greener cities, and the City’s Bike Plan an important component of Sustainable Sydney 2030, this striking installation is not only an extraordinary work of art, but also timely and thought provoking.
The Bike Bike is a giant Penny Farthing sculpture made from pre-loved bicycles. Playing with notions of sustainability, the sculpture uses recycled and found bicycles in such a way as to allow them to be re-used after the installation period. The project draws attention to current trends towards bicycle commuting and celebrates the fact that Australia now sells more bicycles than cars each year. Set atop the grandeur of Martin Place, the Bike Bike calls to mind not only the heritage of cycling, but the evolution of Sydney’s landscape and CBD development.
Artist Alasdair Nicol
When: 23 September – 24 October
Where: Martin Place
as part of ART AND ABOUT