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KENILWORTH Wayne Markwort Carves the Mary River Seat for Kenilworth

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ayne Markwort is a stonemason and sculptor trained and experienced in the UK and now living on the Sunshine Coast. Wayne won a $9500 competition by Kenilworth Arts Council Inc. and Sunshine Coast Council funded contract to create a park seat for the new Kenilworth Mary River Reserve, on the banks of the Mary River in the small hinterland town of Kenilworth. The seat was commissioned as a creative and functional facility for the park but also as a celebration of the of the Mary River and its unique fauna - the Mary River Turtle, Mary River Lungfish and Mary River Cod. The seat is monumental and carved in Helidon Sandstone - a fine-grained and durable stone. There will be an installation ceremony in March when the seat is completed and placed on its concrete slab in the Park. Wayne hopes the seat will encourage children visiting the Park to become interested in conservation and has offered to run workshops for locals schools to introduce children to the art of stone carving. The Kenilworth Arts Council hopes this will be the first of many art installations in the new park and will serve to increase interest in Kenilworth both as a centre for the arts and as a place to access and appreciate the Mary River. For more info about this project visit Kenilworth’s website www.kenilworth.qld.au or visit Wayne’s website www.waynemarkwortstone.com

Creating an entrance at Kenilworth

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recently installed sculpture at the entry to Kenilworth has been temporarily removed so that modifications can be made to better align the artwork with community wishes. Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson called for the removal of the sculpture which was installed as part of the final stages of a street beautification program in Kenilworth that started in 2011. “Quite a lot of community members have expressed their disappointment in the design of the artwork which they feel does not support their vision for their community,” Cr Rogerson said.

“The sculpture has been removed and council officers will liaise with both the artist and the community to ensure the final artwork is in line with the initial design concepts and vision that we understood would shape this important visual representation of Kenilworth. “Like any town, the signage, streetscapes, and art installations give visitors a message about the town and the locals in it. “I am sure we can work with the community and the artist to make the sculpture more aesthetically appealing by modifying it to align with the initial designs. “Council is confident that artist Cezary Stuglis’ work will bring a fresh look to the entrance to Kenilworth. We are very keen to ensure the environmental features on the base of the sculpture, which were so much a part of the appeal of the initial design, are given more prominence. “Cezary is an internationally renowned sculptor and we’re looking forward to having a piece of his artwork in council’s collection. “I’m right behind Kenilworth’s vision and it’s really impressive to think that the town’s arts and environment reputation extends beyond the region and across the globe with the finalisation of the Andy Goldsworthy installation in the nearby Conondale National Park. “There’s also the annual Kenilworth Celebrates! arts festival and the soon to be installed sculptural seat in Charles St Park that’s been initiated by the Kenilworth Arts Council. “All of these art pieces and programs need to work together and I am sure the next reiteration Kenilworth’s “welcome” will be more in line with the community’s ideas and wishes.” Cr Greg Rogerson

FAY FEDORNIAK 80th Birthday Celebration

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gathering of family and friends joined to celebrate the 80th birthday of Fay Fedorniak, a former resident of Kenilworth at Nambour RSL Club on Saturday 2 March. The get-together was organised by Fay’s sons Mark, David, Peter and John who were there with their families to watch their mother lighting the candles on her birthday cake. Guests travelled from across Queensland and Australia to attend and a wonderful talkfest continued for many hours. All who attended wish Fay many more years and quite a few more family gatherings.

Fay with her sons Mark, David, Peter and John and their families.

March 13, 2013 |

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Mary Valley Voice March 13 2013 - Vol.23 No.4  

Description Mary Valley Voice is a fortnightly community newspaper and website for the Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. W...

Mary Valley Voice March 13 2013 - Vol.23 No.4  

Description Mary Valley Voice is a fortnightly community newspaper and website for the Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. W...

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