Friday, August 15, 2008

Mt Gambier Limestone Sculpture Symposium

Expressions of interest close today for the national Limestone Sculpture Symposium in Mount Gambier in February 2009.

So here's my choice of images to submit. I've included my Billy Hughes bust, Margaret Scott's memorial bench (including a close up) and a couple of one from my hermit shell series.

Fingers crossed.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Billy Hughes Bust

Working on my first bust was a great challenge...and I'm pleased with what I achieved in 7 days. Rhyl's pointers were welcomed and here's the result.

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Thanks to all the organisers, promoters and the Southern Downs Regional Council for purchasing it! I believe it will be stationed on the train platform in Warwick, where as history tells:
'There was a degree of violence unusual in Australian politics, which turned to farce when Hughes, after being struck by an egg on the railway station at Warwick, Queensland, promptly established a Commonwealth police force to combat disloyalty.' para 22
Reference: L. F. Fitzhardinge, 'Hughes, William Morris (Billy) (1862 - 1952)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition,
Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538, published by Australian National University