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The School of Visual and Performing Arts have commemorated Leo Cooper-White’s memory through the design and construction of a 600mm bronze sculpture of a memorial Queen Chess piece.

On the 17th of March 2011, Leo Cooper-White, 20, a third-year theatre student at the School of Visual and Performing Arts, passed away in a tragic accident. Leo fell through the roof of the former Coats Patons building on to a concrete floor. It was believed Mr Cooper-White and a group of friends had gone to the site, now owned by the Door of Hope, to view the city.


Address:2-4 Invermay Road , School of Visual and Performing Arts, Invermay, 7248
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.427656
Long: 147.140715
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Rebecca Reedman & Dr John Parish


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th September, 2012
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Leo Cooper-White

7 June 1990 - 18 March 2011

He lived bigger than he dreamed

"All the worlds my stage...  to compose, to create"

Plaque :

Play Chess With Me

By Rebecca Reedman & Dr John Parish

Bronze, sandstone, glass, ash, copper, 30 moleskin booklets, 2012

Presented to the annexe Theatre, Tasmanian College of the arts, by the graduating class of 2012 in memory of their friend and fellow student Leo Cooper-White


Source: MA
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