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Lakeside Cycle-Sculpture Tour Eleebana

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by Phoebe Hackett (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer living in Sydney. To travel is to live. ― Hans Christian Andersen
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A guided cycle tour for art lovers
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NAIDEE CHANGMOH - THE ASCETIC 2015 - Naidee Changmoh's cartoon-like bronze sculptures represent positive thinking, peace and simplicity.


Enjoy a relaxing 8.5 - 9 km flat-surface ride along the waterfront from Eleebana to the Art Gallery to learn about the new Lake Macquarie Sculpture Trail – A permanent outdoor artwork collection that will delight and inspire.

The Tour:

Please note: This event is for Lake Macquarie City residents, others may be waitlisted.

This event is FREE though you need to register for tour tickets.

To register, please click here.

You will be accompanied by your very own sculpture guide, an expert from the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery.

You will meet at the first artwork, "Beach Blossom" located in the Eleebana Lions Park. Parking and amenities available here.

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Antone Bruinsma Beach Blossom 2016 - Inspired by the native hibiscus flower and symbolises the human spirit rising with the energies of the sun


The tour will continue along, allowing you to stop at each sculpture to interact with the art, to learn more about each piece until you arrive at the art gallery.

You can choose to either wander around the Sculpture Park (part of the gallery grounds), return to Eleebana with your cycle guide or you could combine your love of art with coffee and visit the Awaba House Café to make more of a day of it.

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From the meeting Point, Eleebana Lion's Park, to Lake Macquarie Art Gallery


The eclectic sculptures you will see on the tour, come from local and international artists, which adorn the lake foreshore and is a result of the State Government's initiatives to increase local tourism.

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Guan Wei No.1 Sky Pig, 天猪,2017 - The relationship between humans and animals goes way back. People across all societies attribute different human characteristics to animals, and vice versa


Important participant requirements:

Moderate fitness level required.

Novices fine (however, no training wheels)

BYO bicycle and safety gear.

Ages 10 upward, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult should register.

Please wear enclosed and nonslip shoes, protective clothing, hat and sunscreen as well as wet-weather gear if required.

Pack any water and snacks you require

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GUY MAESTRI Facsimilies Darwin 2017 - Archibald Prize winner from 2009 - Uses bronze as a metaphor for how contemporary society honours history with everlasting effigies


Even if you live outside the Lake Macquarie area, visit anytime and bring your family along to explore the sculptures on your own and have a lovely day out in nature surrounded by art.
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Why? A Memorable Day By the Lake
When: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Phone: 02 4921 0333
Where: Eleebana Lion's Park, (next to car park and the boat ramp) Eleebana, NSW, 2282
Cost: Free, although tour participants need to register for tickets
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