The public art project supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council commemorates the success of the B150 Community Challenge in 2013.
A public art committee was formed with Expressions of Interests calling for artists to respond to the artist brief and create a piece of public art representing the generous spirit of the Buderim Community.
Buderim Foundation director and chair of Public Art committee, Swain Roberts said 11 expressions of interest were received, each one of a very high standard and demonstrating a diverse range of creative talent.
“The committee was very satisfied with the submissions and this reflected in the fact that we took quite a while to choose the three artists to provide detailed concepts,” Mr Roberts said.
The winning entry, chosen from the three finalists, is the work of Natalia and Duncan Broadhead and will be produced largely in Corten steel with laser cut engraving to reflect the generosity of the Buderim Community.
Natalia Broadhead said the prospect of producing a public art sculpture for the Buderim community inspired her.
“The philosophy behind the Buderim Foundation appeals to me, I like the idea of people in Buderim contributing to funds which can have a direct impact on their family’s future within the region,” Natalia said.
The public artwork will be installed in the vicinity of the Martins Creek viewing platform with a tentative completion date of April 2014.
The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents, past and future, by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.
For more information on the Buderim Foundation, please visit www.buderimfoundation.org.au.
Image: Winners of the Public Art Project, Natalia and Duncan Broadhead.