The following response was issued to a media query regarding damage to public artwork at Cressy Place. The response was attributed to City of Greater Geelong Director Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford.
Unfortunately due to
criminal elements in the community, the artwork was removed as it has attracted
constant vandalism with the cost of repairs becoming prohibitive.
This is saddening
for Geelong, as the community deserves public art of all kinds. This type
of illegal, unsocial behaviour is denying the community the opportunity to
enjoy a variety of works in different spaces.
The purpose of
presenting public art in this area was to increase use of some of the laneway
linkages within the city and make it more inviting.