PUBLIC ART IN OUR REGION
NEW TANNYMOREL GRAIN SHED ARTWORK
Painted by Kerry & Malcolm McNichol on an old wheat shed, the mural recognises and celebrates the town’s involvement in the Southern Downs railway scene and the establishment of the community around the rail industry. Accomplished local artists Malcolm and Kerry Nicolson have delivered mural projects locally as well as across Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand.
This project was a long term vision of the passionate Tannymorel community and it is well worth the drive.
BYO picnic and sit in the shade of the lovely trees near the artwork. No doubt a friendly local will be nearby for a chat.
Visit at any time Oak Street Tannymorel
Student mosaics by: Michelle Springolo (Groves Christian College of Distance Education); William Boddington (Cambooya State School);Charlye Maher (Freestone State School); Sebastian Sharples-Dawson, Charlie Cross, Alice Forbes, Ruby Ehrich,Georgia Summerville, Lucy Rodgers, Ruby Rawlins (Dalby State School) and year 5/6 students from Glennie Heights State School..
Located in the front of the Hermitage Research Facility on the Warwick Yangan Road 6.6km from Warwick
NEW HERMITAGE RESEARCH FACILITY MOSAIC PROJECT
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Hermitage Research Facility, Queensland’s oldest research station, the mosaics share the story of Hermitage’s contribution to food production and how agricultural research, traditional knowledge and native foods have sustained people for
the past 60,000 years.
Local artist Christopher Hulme created the mosaics as part of a community project with contributions from entrants of the 25th DAF Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition’s ‘Art in AgRiculTure Awards’.
SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL TOILET BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
In 2019 seven amenities blocks in the northern part of the Southern Downs were transformed by artwork. The project was coordinated by Warwick Art Gallery with support from Southern Downs Regional Council with the aim to invigorate the spaces, attract visitors and generate community pride. After many years of drought and now COVID19 tourism kept the economy ticking and maintained community involvement despite the hardship. The Arts is an integral part of the tourism culture as it celebrates community identity and highlights what makes a town or village unique. Even the most practical and functional facilities can be transformed by art.
Serendipity and Serendipity 2
Mile End Park
Window of Worship
Grafton Street near the Post Office
Kerry & Malcolm Nicholson
The Missing Piece
Victoria Park amenities block
Into the Sun
Sprint, Spirit and Starry Skies
Tall Trees of Killarney
Browns Falls Park
LEYBURN MCINTYRE STREET HISTORIC ART TRAIL
Commencing in 2011 this incredible collection of public artwork has been created almost entirely by one artist. Elizabeth Young has painted all her life and saw an opportunity to transform the “ugly” safety barriers located in the town for the annual Historic Leyburn Sprints event into beautiful artworks. She started recreating a collection of paintings that honoured the old buildings in town and the project expanded onto other barriers and into other streets. Elizabeth loves her home town of Leyburn with a population of less than 500. She says “The people are very genuine and you develop deep friendships here”. Elizabeth also runs The Old Butcher Shop Gallery in Leyburn that will be open on the CCART weekend.
The Killarney and District Historical Society worked tirelessly for eight years to secure funding for the creation of a sculpture to commemorate the town’s history. Artist Paul Stumkat created the figures which stand proud outside the Heritage Centre in Willow Street Killarney. Paul is an award winning Natural History Artist. He has developed skills and received numerous qualifications in a broad range of artistic and associated fields. With a background in museum preparation work, he has spent the last 27 years sculpting models of extinct animals, including taxidermy of some of Australia’s rarest marsupials. Paul’s experience in this field has been both local and international and his work has been commissioned by Australian museums and international collectors with some material used by the movie industry. This work features a sculpture of Killarney bullocky Eric Reis who had one of the area’s last working bullock teams. Image: Paul Stumkat
HORSE POWER - JOHN SIMPSON
The Horsepower: Warwick’s Story of the Horse sculpture celebrates horses and their unique role in shaping Warwick and pays homage to the Lighthorse Troop, farmers during World War 1 and Warwick’s love of horse sports. The sculpture, designed by the late John Simpson, is displayed prominently at Queens Park on the northern entrance to the city.