Work on the Yalata mound sculpture has begun!
The designs for the first community sculpture have been approved by Yalata Community Council, and construction is now underway. Danny and the crew from the maintenance depot, working with John Turpie, Nigel Asplin, Steve Harrison and Russell Bryant, have marked out the site, beside the Police Station, and truckloads of earth have appeared. The mound will grow over coming weeks, with additions of different types of soil. By the end of the year it will have stabilised, ready for the addition of the concrete blocks and Mallee sticks. The Yalata Sculpture Studio is now established, and will become the centre for design and construction of other artworks over the next year and beyond.
See the video interview with John Turpie and Russell Bryant, by Jessie Boylan: