Public Art : Goodbye Cruel World. I’m off to join the Circus, but I missed the last Train
Sculptor : © Ron Gomboc
Description : Ok, what is more scarier and creepier than the Tourists in Mundaring sculpture ? The clown in the park sculpture. I have got to tell you, all my worst fears are in this park , well certainly in this section of it . I know it is unintentional but there is no way on earth I would venture into this park after dark.
This wood, steel, cement fondu clown creation is in a bad state of disrepair which just adds to its scary status. I think it has survived a bushfire or two.
The clown is standing right behind a park bench under a street light as though waiting for a train (or to scare someone). If I was braver I would have got a shot of the clown at night under the light, but I am not, so you’ll just have to imagine it!
The Sculpture Park is actually where the old Mundaring Railway station used to be, thus the reference to the clown missing the last train. Originally a suitcase and hat were situated next to the clown but it seems they are long gone.
Date Unveiled : 1988
Location : Under a street light in the middle of Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, Mundaring, Western Australia.
Bicentennial Commission 1988
Title: Goodbye Cruel World. I’m off to join the Circus, but I missed the last Train
Artist : Ron Gomboc
The Mundaring Arts Centre acknowledges the
support by the Mundaring Shire Council, The
Government of Western Australia through the
Department for Arts, The Community
Cultural Development Unit and Visual Arts
Crafts Board of the Australian Council and
the Australian Bicentennial Authority.