The reserve on the corner of High Street and Grey Street, Strathalbyn – opposite the Robin Hood Hotel.
The memorial statue of Kenny Blake and his 1976 Suzuki RG500 bike will be made from mechanical parts, engine components, suspension, hand tools and general motorcycle hardware. The statue will be a lifesize replica of a bike mid-race, the stance for the art piece seeks to achieve a pose similar to that of riders in Kenny’s era. The image below is representative of the final art – however the maquette uses a modern bike and doesn’t have a rider.
The statue will sit on a solid brick base made up of approximately 400 bricks from Littlehampton Bricks. The land that the statue sits on has been kindly donated by Alexandrina Council.
The artist that is creating the memorial statue to celebrate Kenny Blake’s life and achievements is Goolwa’s James Stewart. James has a diverse visual arts past, spanning 39 years as an artist, painter, photographer, sculptor, illustrator and more! His art can be described as ‘assemblage art’, creating pieces from recycled, scrap and new metal. Building the perfect piece is like creating an optical illusion according to James. He uses his skills to create a balanced piece of art, whose finished shape allows the pieces used to shine!
Be a part of the memorial statue by purchasing a brick
Leave your legacy and be part of this memorial statue with a brick on the pedestal of the Kenny Blake Memorial Sculpture.
Up to 400 bricks are available, and are a fantastic way to leave your lasting legacy of family, friends and loved ones. It’s also a great way for businesses to show their support. You can commemorate a special event, honour a friend or family member, memorialise a best friend or pet by purchasing a brick today. Bricks are only $49.00 each and are on sale here.
A special plaque will list the brick location and name of the owner of the brick. All brick owners will be listed, plus you will receive a Certificate of Ownership.
The Festival is a family friendly event, so please do not wear your colours.
As the majority of the event is held outdoors, individual events and rides will be subject to prevailing weather conditions.
The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling is an initiative of the Strathalbyn & Lakes Tourist Association.
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