Blue bird calls Bonbeach home

A BRIGHT blue bird sculpture has landed at Bonbeach Station.

The bird was installed at the station this month. It is the work of artists James and Eleanor Avery, and was inspired by the birdlife at the nearby Edithvale Wetlands.

The bird has a quiff on its head, containing a reference to the waves of the bayside beaches. The quiff is colored black and white, like the striped swim caps of the Bonbeach Life Saving Club. The artists chose a blue color scheme to pay tribute to the sea.

ARTISTS James and Eleanor Avery with their sculpture at Bonbeach Station. Pictures: Supplied

Shortly after the sculpture was unveiled, Bonbeach resident Graham said, β€œit looks excellent, really stands out, and no doubt others will like it too.”

The bird now calls a site next to Nepean Highway by the northern pedestrian ramp at the station home.

The Level Crossing Removal Project is planning to install two more public artworks at Edithvale and Chelsea soon.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 30 March 2022

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