1.  FIGHTING KANGAROOS

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LAUNCH DATE: April 2012

Kangaroos regularly visit the lawns around Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.  These two were seen tussling around the Kalori Training and Conference Centre.

Rosemary on the development and process of the Fighting Kangaroo Project:

Inspiration

The inspiration for this artwork came from the sighting of many kangaroos on the bright green lawns of Kalori during dry times.

 

A model was fabricated in steel and taken to a Turtleway Artscape meeting. This was to become the first public sculpture. of the Artscape Project.

 

Life size patterns were made from corflute and K & S sheetmetal cut the pieces which were assembled on site. GRC put in the cement slab and Rick and his mate from the Boyne Island Lions Club  attached the sculpture to the base.

 

lt was decided to make the sculpture from stainless steel for longevity. The project took about three months from start to finish.

Launch of the Fighting Kangaroos - April 2012

Photo Gallery

The "FIGHTING KANGAROO" project was made possibly by our Partners:

 

Boyne Island Lions Club Inc.

Boyne Smelters Limited

Boyne Tannum Arts Business & Community Association Inc.

Cement Australia

Gladstone Regional Council

Rotaract Club of Gladstone Inc.

Boyne Tannum Rotary Club Inc.Boy