Creature Feature Seat (PA14)
  • Last updated:
  • 27 Aug 2018

Sculptor, Elli Schlunke and artist, Kim Morland along with many members of the local community participated in the creation of a colourful, inspiring art seat on the theme of environmental stewardship. Children from Caloundra and Our Lady of the Rosary Schools, Caloundra Library Storytime sessions, and from the neighbourhood were involved making textured ceramic tiles to be applied in a mosaic on the seat, as were elderly folk from the nearby Karingal Aged Care Hostel. On the front of the seat, children's hands form feathers on the wings of a bird and their hand-glazed animal tiles form the pattern on a large snake along the back of the seat. Furniture designer and maker, Ross Annels created the curved wooden bench of steam-bent spotted gum. The project was initially funded by council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) but grew in size and additional funding was sought and gratefully received from Councillor Tim Dwyer's discretionary budget. Additional support was received from local businesses offering tiles, adhesive and grout and advice. Located at Edmund Street Park, Caloundra.