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14-March-2019
14-March-2019

Photographs supplied by John Huth
The sculpture commemorates the floods that occurred in January 2011.

On 13th January 2011 major flooding occurred throughout most of the Brisbane River catchment, most severely in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Creek catchment (where 23 people drowned), the Bremer River catchment and in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. 

Location

Address:Jessie Lane, Murphys Creek Showground, Murphys Creek, 4352
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.459641
Long: 152.056916
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood
Approx. Event Start Date:January-2011
Approx. Event End Date:January-2011
Artist:Luke Zwolsman

Dedication

Front Inscription

"SPATIAL HORIZON" 

A part of the Lockyer Valley Arts Trail

Artist Luke Zwolsman has been trained as a stonemason in the Netherlands.  He is an award winning professional granite sculptor and his works are held in national and international collections.  Several public art works are installed at the Gold Coast, QLD.   He describes his sculpture this way, 

"This work is exploring the theme of diversity of senses with the use of positive and gegative spaces - the formed and the unformed"

Between September 10-25, 2011, an International Sculpture Symposium, coordinated by Laidley based SIA Sculptures, was held at Marburg.  The SIA Symposium was proudly supported by Warrego Wines, Ablatio Pty Ltd and the Regional Arts Develpopment Fund, a Queensland Government partnership through Art Queensland, Ipswich City Council and Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

The eight sculptors who participated in the event were made up of local, national and international artists.  Together they created a number of large sculptures from local Helidon sandstone to commemorate the devastating floods of January 2011. 

The Lockyer Valley Regional Council acquired four of these beautiful artworks,  After consultation, the sculptures have been placed in some of the flood affected areas across the Lockyer Valley - Spring Bluff, Murphys Creek, Grantham and Laidley.

The Sculpture Trail has been made possible through funding provided under the Community Development and Recovery package, which is a joint initiative of thre Australian and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

 

 

Source: MA
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