ANZAC ARTWORK: Meg Geer with Luke McRae from The Blacksmiths at Nambour welding on one of the birds
ANZAC ARTWORK: Meg Geer with Luke McRae from The Blacksmiths at Nambour welding on one of the birds

Anzac Day unveiling of ‘Spirit Orb of Peace’ at Eumundi

A reflection of young lives lost too soon. That's the message of the Spirit Orb of Peace to be unveiled at Eumundi near the amphitheatre on Anzac Day, April 25.

The two-metre sphere will have a metal climbing frame and within the frame are 20 abstract presentations of birds, one for each of the 20 Eumundi soldiers who went to war and didn't come home.

The Spirit Orb won the $20,000 Eumundi Sculpture Prize last year. "We wanted to commemorate the Anzac Centenary," Michael Carney, chairman of the Eumundi Foundation for Culture and Art, told Seniors.

"The prizemoney was given by the Eumundi Combined Community Organisations and we are most appreciate of that donation as well as the $5000 from the Sunshine Coast Council for the installation."

The winning artists were Meg Geer and Richard Thompson of Bribie Island who create public space sculptures to engage the whole community.

Said Meg: "The theme was "Anzac, Past, Present and Future" and it was an honour to win.

"Children will be able to climb on the sculpture. We see it as a symbolic gesture of thanks to those that fought, that they achieved what they set out to do - to give our children a better future in a more peaceful time.

"I prefer public art that people can interact with."


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