Friday, June 21, 2024

Recycled sculpture shines anew in Sydney park

Georges River Council has unveiled its latest art installation, titled ‘Knucker’ by artist Dillon MacEwan at the Olds Park Skatepark and Netball Court Precinct in Penshurst.

Selected from three “impressive” submissions, the Council says Mr MacEwan’s vision stood out to the selection panel as the perfect embodiment of creativity and innovation.

“MacEwan’s design captures the essence of the skatepark in a fun and unique way,” the Council said in a statement.

The sculpture, crafted from repurposed materials including skateboards, bicycles, and the iconic 1970s steel ramps from the former skatepark, takes the form of a dragon with wings formed from the steel ramps.

Mr MacEwan says, “’Knucker’ is for the grommets, the geezers, the rippers, and the thrashers; for those who have gone before, and those that left too soon”.

Mayor, Sam Elmir congratulated Mr MacEwan on his design and shared the positive impact it will have on community spaces.

“MacEwan’s design perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the skatepark while showcasing his exceptional talent and expertise. We are confident that ‘Knucker’ will become a beloved landmark in Penshurst,” he said.

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