Discover the wealth of public art works along the Geelong waterfront, from the whimsical Baywalk Bollards to the Cargo Boxes and Paving Splats.
More than 100 sculptured bollards are installed around the Geelong waterfront. The much-photographed and beloved bollards chronicle characters from the city's past and present, including dapper young ladies in neck-to-knee bathing costumes, 1930s lifesavers, a Geelong footballer, jaunty sailors, fishermen and a town band.
Cargo Boxes (2000) by artists Maggie Fookes and Bill Perrin is a series of brass and glass boxes containing sculptures and artefacts recognising early imports into Geelong. Internal lighting creates a stunning night feature.
Location: Customs House Forecourt Park
Paving Splats (2000), also by Maggie Fookes and Bill Perrin, lie 'splattered' around the central waterfront precinct as pavement inlays. The splats are made of stainless steel with cast inlays depicting imported and locally made objects.
Location: 1 Eastern Beach