Sculptures bring splash of colour to Dunolly

Dunolly Primary School students Cooper Willoughby, Tyson Hoban, Rory Scholes and Ruby Lang admire a sculpture installed in Dunollyʼs Gordon Gardens based off student drawings along with the driving forces behind the project Alison Telford, Anna Ashton and Judy Meldrum.

Two mosaic sculptures were installed in Dunolly’s Gordon Gardens recently following a major two-year effort from community members to see the project come to fruition.

The more than $21,000 project was led by renowned sculptor Deborah Halpern along with other local artists and saw community groups band together to create four unique artworks.

Locals gathered at Gordon Gardens earlier this month to admire the installation of two of the four pieces and one of the driving forces behind the project, Judy Meldrum, said it was a real community effort.

“Deborah has worked in this manner in other communities and we originally planned for it to be just one sculpture but it grew to four,” she said.

“The whole process has been documented by photos and videos and there are more than 400 hand painted tiles on the artworks which came about by engaging a huge amount of local community groups.

“Art has a different meaning to a lot of people and what we want to emphasise with this project is that it is a piece of community art and lots of people have been involved with it.

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