- Monday 05 January 2015
The 2014 Eumundi Sculpture Prize entitled Sustainable by local artists Hew Chee Fong and Loretta Noonan has been added to the Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection.
Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay accepted the 2014 winning Eumundi Sculpture Prize sculpture into the Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection on behalf of Council at an official unveiling last Friday.
“It is not only fitting that this remarkable sculpture has been installed at Eumundi’s Caplick Park for the community to admire and enjoy but that it becomes a legacy to the people of the Sunshine Coast,” Cr McKay said.
“Sustainable is an excellent example of a local community taking the lead in building cultural outcomes for their region.
“While Council is proud to have supported the Eumundi sculpture prize with $3000 funding through Council’s Community Grants program under the Cultural Development category, it is very important to note that the vast majority of funding has come directly from the local community.
“Council has provided significant in-kind support through the role of its Public Art Officer to support the local community as it developed the process to ensure that the artwork was well-designed, safe and long-lasting so that future generations will continue to benefit from this inspirational piece.”
Chair of the Eumundi Foundation Clytie Glass said it was wonderful to have the first sculpture in place to commemorate the cultural heritage of Eumundi.
“It is exciting to be now looking ahead to the next 10 years of sculptures that will celebrate the arts in Eumundi,” she said.
“I look forward to building the Eumundi Sculpture Prize to being a major arts award regionally and nationally.”