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Byfords New Art Trail

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Byfords New Art Trail

Before the Freeway helped the hustle of modern life get from City to the South, it was very common to drive through Byford on South Western Highway.

I remember Byford to be the place I would stop fuel up on a hot chicken Roll from Chooks. I always felt my body unwind as I drove through the lush green pastures and spotting the Kangaroos on the fields.

 

Fast forward a few years and Byford is growing at a rapid rate! There are shopping centres, service stations and subdivisions everywhere!

In this fast paced world, we can often forget the culture of a town, how & where it all started.

Local Artist and Byford ambassador Colleen wanted me to know about a newly commissioned art trail through the Gateway of Byford.

The new sculptural street art is on located the South Western Highway, which is the entrance to the Peel Region. It tells a story of Early settlers, successful Race Horses and an array of Local Heroes including some sparring Kangaroos!

The artist is internationally renowned Len Zuks was born in Dwellingup, Western Australia in 1950. His father of Latvian origin, his mother from the Ukraine. He is one of seven children.

As an artist and sculptor Len has met with much success and acclaim over many years in his chosen disciplines.

He enjoys the reputation as an established artist from his peers as well as the public.

Much of his exhibiting is done overseas but he does partner Linney’s jewellery exhibit each year and exhibits at various venues in Perth from time to time.

The Art trail commences to Byford’s North. The Sculptures range from 2.4 to a staggering 4 meters tall. They are cover a span of about 4km and is an easy walk.

Each Sculpture is spaced approximately 400 meters apart.

Take a walk next time you travel through Byford, and see the Sculptural Art trail for yourself!

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Toni Gordon is a WA born, Peel region advocate. With a passion for Urban Arts & Culture, Street food and water activities. Toni has a professional background in Construction, Administration and Floral Design, which makes for an eclectic view on most things. You can find her, toddler in tow getting the locals view on what’s happening about town.

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