5.  BLACK COCKATOO BENCH

ARTIST:  

LAUNCH DATE: May 2016

The Red Tailed Black Cockatoos are frequent visitors to the Canoe Point area and the seat provides a contemplative space to enjoy the beauty and wonder of nature.

Liz on the development and process of the Red Tail Cockatoo  Seat:

Inspiration

The inspiration behind the red tail cockatoo seat was firstly to draw attention to the local red-tailed black cockatoos that live and visit the area within and around the Turtleway Artscape.  Secondly to be both aesthetic and functional.  Sitting at a fork in the Turtleway walk it provides a seat for bird watching and a place for walkers to rest and take in the beauty.  This mix of artwork and functionality created the biggest challenge, especially working with design practices that meet public seating requirements and standards.

Launch of the Black Cockatoo Bench Project- May 2016

Photo Gallery

Planning - Artist's initial impression of the project

The "BLACK COCKATOO" project was made possibly by our Partners:

 

Boyne Smelters Limited

Boyne Island Lions Club

Boyne Tannum Arts Business & Community Association Inc.

Gladstone Regional Council

Boyne Tannum Rotary Club Inc.