Funding sought to install unique sculpture for Barooga Botanical Gardens.LAURA HURLEY August 12, 2014 3:24am
Celebrating nature: Sculptor Mark Rosenbrock with the sculpture intended for the Barooga Botanical Gardens. Source: Geoff Brentnall
Barooga Botanical Gardens is seeking funding to install a new sculpture.
The wood carving is by Hurstbridge sculptor Mark Rosenbrock, who also carved a Murray cod out of a tree stump on Thompson’s Beach earlier this year.
Following the popularity of the Murray cod carving, the Barooga Botanical Gardens Committee purchased the sculpture from Mr Rosenbrock to provide a unique piece of artwork for the gardens that reflected indigenous flora and fauna.
The sculpture is carved from Murray pine timber, and features native Australian animals and an Aboriginal couple.
Barooga Botanical Gardens Committee president Geoff Brentnall said the sculpture would add a lot of interest in the gardens.
‘‘It’s the only one of it’s kind in the world,’’ Mr Brentnall said. ‘‘It would be a talking point — it’d give visitors something to talk about.’’
He said committee members were still trying to decide where best to place the sculpture, as they want it to feature prominently in the gardens.
Two suggested sites are towards the front of the gardens beside the walking track or among indigenous flora near the Pioneer Wall.
Mr Brentnall said the committee needed to raise more funds in order to fully pay for the sculpture, and to mount it in the gardens.
At the information day about the possibility of a drug and alcohol addiction recovery centre being established near Numurkah, News journalist Elaine Cooney met an inspirational Wunghnu woman who pulled herself from the depths of an ice addiction to become a better mother to her children
At the presentations located at the half-way mark of YMGCR's Lake Course, PGA Legends Co-Ordinator Andy Rogers said, "It's been a great three days.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
The road to a state championship will continue for Campaspe Valley’s best lawn bowlers over the next two Sundays at Rich River with the regional Bendigo-Campaspe play-off across multiple categories.
ROCHESTER has welcomed a new family into the community this year.
More of the districts newest preps
No end to V/Line's troubles
The Finley community will always remember the tremendous Trevor Hendy, who was friends with everyone.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
%Cobram’s new, state-of-the-art library is a step closer to reality, with construction works expected to begin at the Punt Rd site within weeks.
World War II veteran Max Gunn reflects on town's historic recognition.
There’s been a big win for SPC and Australian tomato growers.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.