Gavin Turk launches a series of summer bicycle rides to showcase Cambridge’s public art

Gavin Turk has designed a fleet of colourful, striped bicycles inspired by his work around mobile art, and has outlined a route taking in a selection of Cambridge’s public sculptures. During the ticketed event, the artist will stop to reflect on each work, encouraging the participants to engage in conversation about the art.

The aim of the rides is to encourage everyone in Cambridge to see the public art that surrounds them every day with fresh eyes, and by joining the ride, they participate in a mobile art event.

Cambridge-born artist Adam Dant has drawn a map of the route, which is also available for cyclists to follow in their own time after the official rides led by Gavin Turk have taken place on the 10th and 24th June and the 8th July.

Gavin Turk, said:

“Ride a bike, become an artwork and take a tour of ‘hidden’ sculptures and points of special interest around Cambridge.”

To get your hands on one of the limited number of tickets for the rides, visit:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-metaphysical-cyclist

The event has been made possible by Brookgate who commissioned Gavin Turk as part of their commitment to investing in culture along with the ongoing delivery of the CB1 development. This is also the first initiative of an ongoing partnership between Gavin and Brookgate, which will also include a commission for a new sculpture for Station Square in the future. #GavinTurkCB1

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