WHO WE ARE
The Boyne Tannum Turtleway Artscape is an ongoing community development project that installs public art along the Turtleway Bikeway. Meandering along both sides of the beautiful Boyne River through to Canoe Point, Millennium Esplanade, Dennis Park sports grounds and Boyne Smelters, the award winning Turtleway links major community, business and employment assets.
Turtleway Artscape utilises locally produced public art to enhance Turtleway to highlight significant sites along the pathway, increase usage of the pathway and to create interesting areas for both locals and tourists alike to visit, pause and enjoy the creative pieces.
Public art has been well used in showpiece areas around Tannum Sands such as Millennium Esplanade and Canoe Point. The Boyne Tannum Turtleway Artscape is made possible by local community organisations and Boyne Smelters Ltd and utilises the creative talents of local artists. The Boyne Tannum Turtleway Artscape is a true celebration of Public Art.
Our funding partners are: Boyne Smelters Ltd, Boyne Tannum Arts Business and Community Assoc Inc, Boyne Island Lions Club, Boyne Tannum Rotary, Gladstone Regional Council.
Individual project partners: Sunfest, The Regional Arts Development Fund.
The Turtleway Artscape Project is community collaboration between a number of organisations with the aim of developing a high quality public art trail along the Turtleway path at Tannum Sands and Boyne Island, increasing tourism visitation and the liveability of the region.
The project engages local artists to create separate art pieces that have meaning to each location along the Turtleway, telling the history and stories of the region through art.
Boyne Tannum Rotary Club and Boyne Tannum Arts Business and Community Association Inc. first developed this project in 2009. They have since formed both a collective interest and funding from a number of other local organisations and businesses.
The project was workshopped through Creative Regions Ltd. and developed a long term plan which proposed 21 ideal locations and potential artwork ideas, including options to engage with schools and other community groups for the art development.
The group aims to attract more funding so that this long term plan can be achieved with 1-2 new art pieces installed each year.
THE BOYNE TANNUM ARTSCAPE WAS AWARDED THE GLADSTONE REGIONAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY EVENT OR INITIATIVE AWARD IN 2019 AT THE AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS CEREMONY.
Australia Day Awards Evening.
Christian Thomsen (Boyne Tannum Rotary) ● Rick Bichsel (Boyne Island Lions) ● Paul Koen (Boyne Tannum Rotary) Maxine Brushe (Boyne Tannum Arts Business & Community) ● Cecily Burkett (Boyne Island Lions)
Marilize Momberg (Community) ● Liz Cunningham (Community ) ● (INSET) Nicole Henry (Boyne Smelters Limited)