Three Friends Sculpture

Three Friends Sculpture, Midland, Western Australia

Public Art : Three Friends Sculpture (Cyril, Wilson and Renaldo)

Sculptor : © Kath Wheatley

Date : 2002

Description : Three galvanised steel sculptures symbolising retired railway workshop workers. The three friends go by the names Wilson, Cyril and Renaldo, reflecting the diverse ethnicity of the people working in the workshops. Each sculpture has a different pose and each sculpture has different articles of clothing e.g. cap, hat and tie. They all feature elongated legs and arms.

Location : Yelverton Drive, Midland, Western Australia

History : The Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) was appointed custodians of the Midland Railway Workshops by the State Government in 1999 and it was the role of the authority to fund and support major permanent public art works in the area. In early 2000, Kath Wheatley was commissioned to create  a series of quirky long-legged sculptures which paid tribute to the strong connection between the workers, family and friends of the Midland Railway Workshop.

Three Friends Sculpture, Kath Wheatley, Midland, Western AustraliaThree Friends Sculpture, Kath Wheatley, Midland, Western Australia

Inscription:

 

Verge Sculptures 02
Three friends Wilson,
Cyril and Renaldo retired
from the workshops.
Artist - Kath Wheatley

Commissioned by
Midland Redevelopment
Authority


Works By Kath Wheatley:

Gabby the traveller sculpture, Midland, Western AustraliaTwo Friends sculpture, Kath Wheatley, Midland, Western Australia

Harry, Marko and Tom Sculptures, Midland, Western Australia

 

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