The colour and dynamic energy of the cycling peloton is coming to Malop Street’s Green Spine with an exciting new art installation to be added this week.
Titled Peloton, the artwork pays homage to Geelong’s great cycling
connections, especially our Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and represents a
peloton in full flight.
along the botanic walk, the installation is a vibrant and engaging artwork by
local artist Don Walters. The work has a natural connection to the Green Spine,
featuring large steel fans which are brightly coloured and have a botanic
The work also highlights the Green
Spine as a pedestrian and bike-oriented environment, providing a rich splash of
colour which animates the space throughout the seasons.
As the artwork is installed,
the Green Spine project is on track to be completed by the end of June. Final works are underway, including the
asphalting the new road, finalising paving, installation of street furniture
and new plantings.
Learn more by visiting Revitalising Central Geelong.
Councillor Peter Murrihy - Acting Mayor
This colourful artwork will
be an important focal point for the work we have done to transform Malop Street
into a vibrant street and linear park.
It will add another
dimension to the streetscape, further enhancing the Green Spine as an attractive
and inviting place to relax, meet friends, shop, eat and linger.
Don Walters - artist
It is a great time to be an
artist in Geelong with so much vitality and energy in the city.
The Peloton is a visually
complex and physically interactive sculpture for an active and equally dynamic
public space in central Geelong.