Keith Simpson

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

Jugiong suclpture artist Keith Simpson won the 2010 National Farm Art Sculpture Award with his project ’Good Old Days’. Using recycled scrap metal including boilers, chain mesh, chains, car springs and bed springs Mr Simpson created a four horse team pulling a wool wagon.

The sculpture was the biggest ever created by Mr Simpson, who dedicated the work to his three brothers by naming the horses after them Neville, Ross (deceased) and Bill (deceased) while the fourth horse is named Keith (after himself). Even the wagon cart’s driver has a name - Jim and is made from gas bottles and tail shafts. The cart was made from old timber found in Mr Simpson’s shed and the wheels of the cart are also hand made consisting of 27 individual pieces of timber.