Have you ever been to Redcliffe, Queensland? Have you walked a long the concrete pavements? Have you noticed the concrete art crabs of Redcliffe?
What are concrete art crabs?
All over Redcliffe, Queensland there are little drawings of crabs etched into the concrete with a number beside them. But where are they all? Who put them there? Why are they there? And what does it all mean?
Right, let’s start with what we know….
Where are the concrete art crabs of Redcliffe?
As the name suggests, the vast majority of the crabs can be found in Redcliffe. If you are on a day trek around the area, keep your eyes peeled… you could spot them anywhere! The ones we know of are:
Pelican Park – boat ramp concrete art crabs
What does the 12 mean? Perhaps created in 2012?! You’ll find this one just across the bridge at Pelican Park, Clontarf.
Woody point board walk
You’ll find this one just across from the Belvedere Hotel. Also potentially made in 2012.
Adams Street in Scarborough – concrete art crabs
If you walk down Adams Street in Scarborough (across from Frawley Street), you should stumble upon this concrete art crab made (we think) in 2011.
Beach front Redcliffe – concrete art crabs
You’ll find this cutie on the beachfront near Baldwin street in Redcliffe. It has a 10 beside it, so we’re guessing… 2010?
Corner of Garnet Street and Griffith Road
Landsborough Avenue Scarborough
You will find this one on Landsborough Ave, near the outdoor chess board… we think it was created way back in 2008!
Who put the concrete art crabs there?
The word on the street is that there was a local council worker who had the nickame of ‘crab’ and it was he who created these cute critters…. but we are not 100% sure… can anyone confirm or refute this?
Why are the concrete art crabs there?
We’d like to think that they’ve been created to add a bit of artistic flair to a boring piece of concrete… but we are not sure… do let us know if you know ‘why’ these were created!
Let us know in comments below and why not like the Facebook page created to celebrate these little fellows? Click here to see a few more and feel free to send them any new ones that you spot on your days out and about around Redcliffe.