New Story Seat unveiled

Central Goldfields Shire administrator Karen Douglas and Go Goldfields manager social inclusion Sandra Hamilton with the newly unveiled Story Seat at the Maryborough Community House.

Go Goldfields’ $120,000 Story Seat project is nearing completion, with seats currently being installed throughout the shire, with the newest seat unveiled at the Maryborough Community House earlier this week.

Kicking off in 2017, the project has seen local artists work with eight participating groups and communities across 60 workshops to create the seats.

The seats have been designed to reflect the personality and story of the communities and places they’re installed in, including Maryborough, Dunolly, Talbot and Bealiba.

Central Goldfields Shire administrator Karen Douglas said the project is going well, with seats “finally getting installed in their locations” and said communities are looking forward to officially unveiling them.

“A lot of planning has gone into these seats and it’s great to see the project completed and installation underway,” she said.

“These seats are about the community and the personal experiences of the community, they’re a very personal type of history.

“I was in Bealiba the other day and the community is highly excited to unveil their newly installed seat.”

For more on this story see Page 8 of The Advertiser, Friday, May 17

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