Inspired by the residents of Cumnock in Central West NSW,
Animals on Bikes is a series of 45 creative sculptures created by local farmers, farmers wives, Men's sheds, busdrivers, Preschool kids, Playgroup mums - and anyone with an artistic flair! A 120 kilometre self-drive tourist route of Paddock Art sculptures between Molong and the Dubbo Taronga Western Plains zoo, via Cumnock and Yeoval in Central West NSW.
Initially created as a visual fantasy for children, after 8 years of drought affecting local businesses it was decided that this sculpture route had the potential to boast morale and improve the economic health of the rural reliant Central West communities.
Sculpture competitions are run which keep the number of sculptures growing.
The aim is to have 100 sculptures by 2012.
Naturally the tourist route on Obley Road is open 365 days a year. Viewing the Paddock Art Sculptures is free - they are for the pleasure of passing tourists and are visible from any motorbike, bicycle, car or bus.
The current Animals on Bikes, Paddock Art Sculpture competition closing date is Sunday 6th November, 2011, with a Presentation night on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the Cumnock Crossroads building.
Click Here - to get your Entry Form and add your paddock art.
Scroll down to view an interactive map of the Obley Road route for the Animals on Bikes, Paddock Art sculptures. Along the route you will be able to visit all the other attractions and activites surrounding all the different Central West NSW towns and villages along the way.
Just click on the Town markers for information and links to other attractions.
Click any image to view the larger image gallery slide show.
Click on the Town markers for information and links to other attractions.
ANNOUNCING......Over 100 “Animal on Bike” sculptures heading to the Zoo!
44 NEW sculptures and letter boxes have appeared along the 120km Obley Rd in the last couple of months, with one entry from Cumnock Public school displaying 26 individual sculptures for the letters of the alphabet.
“The letter A which depicts an Ant on a bike starts just 4 km out of Molong then every 4km there is another letter - B for Butterfly, C for Cockatoo until you approach the Zoo, the final one is Z for Zebra”.
The new ones plus the 42 sculptures from 2009 competition, now makes 111 masterpieces that can be encountered along the scenic back rd to the Dubbo Zoo.