This photo was taken earlier in the year when the first yarn bombed bike was still in place. Lynda Clarke and Graeme Gibson were part of the first Literary Yarn bombing event in Kyogle.
This photo was taken earlier in the year when the first yarn bombed bike was still in place. Lynda Clarke and Graeme Gibson were part of the first Literary Yarn bombing event in Kyogle. Susanna Freymark

Bike to be yarn bombed removed for the second time

AN old bike sat under the Groom St sign in Kyogle waiting to be yarn bombed before it disappeared.

The previous colourful bike was removed by Kyogle Council because the area is a busy pick-up zone for a primary school.

"Council is supportive of local artists, arts and cultural events and we are keen to work with everyone involved in the yarn bombing event, to achieve the best possible outcome for artists and tourism in our area,” Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said.

This is the second bike to be placed at Groom St in Kyogle waiting to be decked out in colourful wool when it was removed by Kyogle Council.
This is the second bike to be placed at Groom St in Kyogle waiting to be decked out in colourful wool when it was removed by Kyogle Council.

Kyogle Council acting general manager Marcus Schintler said he attended a meeting of the Arts Council on Saturday, October 7.

"I explained to the artist that council had already moved the replacement bike,” he said.

"The artist was told the bike will be returned to her but cannot be placed back on the same site in Groom Street because it is a pick-up zone for Kyogle Primary School.”

It was suggested at the meeting that perhaps the artist could donate a yarn-bombed bike to be placed within the school grounds.

"An informal discussion with the school principal received support for the idea,” Mr Schintler said.

We contacted the artist in question for comment but none was forthcoming.

This year was the first Yarn Bombing Extravaganza in Kyogle where the town was festooned with knitted artworks.



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