Centenary Art Installations

February 4, 2020

Six architecturally designed bench seats commissioned to mark 100 years since construction started on the Great Ocean Road are now available for relocation.

Expressions of interest are being sought for the outdoor seats that feature original artwork by local artists Norm Stanley, Sisca Verwoert and Karlijn Sas.

Currently located at Torquay, Anglesea, Kennett River, Lorne, Wye River, and Apollo Bay – the seats have been part of a trail with historic information available at each site digitally via QR codes displayed.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) General Manager Liz Price said temporary permits would soon expire and it was time to find a permanent home for the unique, circular seats that were funded by the State Government’s Regional Events and Innovation Fund, administered by Visit Victoria.

Ms. Price said the hard-wearing seats were conceptualised by The Social Crew and designed by Supa Dupa as part of our strategy to encourage visitors to slow down and enjoy our region.

“These seats have contributed significantly to the visitor experience,” she said. “We want them to remain prominent and accessible to the public if possible”.

Ms. Price said GORRT was calling for Expressions of Interest from anyone interested in obtaining a seat.

Expressions of interest close midnight February 26, 2020.

Information and the tender application can be found at greatoceanroadtourism.org.au/gorrt-bench-relocation/


Media Contact:

Liz Price | General Manager
[email protected]
0448 385 176

About Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd was established in November 2013 to take a holistic approach in leading the development, marketing, advocacy and management of tourism for the Great Ocean Road region. It takes in the geographical area from Torquay to the South Australian border, including the local government areas of Colac Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Warrnambool, Glenelg and the Surf Coast.