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.
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