Future Bayswater to build bridges through new sculpture

Sculptor Len Zuks with his creation.
Sculptor Len Zuks with his creation.

COMMUNITY group Future Bayswater is drawing inspiration from a sculpture to “build a bridge” between its vision for the Bayswater town centre and reality.

The sculpture created by Len Zuks was unveiled at the front of the group’s hub on King William Street on August 2.

The group advocates for a visionary long-term plan for the town centre and on other issues affecting the growth and development of Bayswater now and into the future.

Chair Paul Shanahan said Zuks previously worked with the group on a community art project, where he constructed a drilling machine out of metal scraps.

“Apart from the absolute, undoubted beauty of the object itself, what it means is that Len is with Future Bayswater everyday,” he said.

“We see Len’s creation and we think of him – and all that he embodies…his passion for community and people and the future, his generosity, his spirit (and) his vision.

“The story behind this latest pieces reminds Future Bayswater that you have to work hard to bring a vision to life.

“You have to ‘build a bridge’ between the vision and the reality of that vision – that’s where the hard work is.”