Sunshine Coast locals and tourists alike have a chance to leave their mark on the world-famous Original Eumundi Markets when THE PAVING PROJECT @ EUMUNDI MARKETS kicks off on Wednesday 18 January.
‘The Paving Project @ Eumundi Markets’ is a public art project involving the carving (each one unique) of unfired pavers that will be fired and laid within the market precinct. And you are all invited to take part!
Market Manager Peter Homan says the project is funded through Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Cultural Development Grants program.
“We have engaged Sunshine Coast artist and ceramic teacher Michael Ciavarella to coordinate the workshops on market days,” Peter says. “Michael introduced the idea for the project after establishing similar projects at Woodford Folk Festival and in Cooroy.
“This is a fabulous community arts opportunity for the town of Eumundi – a chance for members of the Eumundi community and the broader Sunshine Coast arts community, as well as stallholders, tourists and visitors to the market to become involved, and leave their mark on the world-famous Eumundi Markets.
Peter says participants will discover the project is inclusive, fun, easy-to-do, and appropriate for children and adults alike. “You do not need to have any ceramics or sculpting experience to take part – just plenty of enthusiasm and a desire to be part of something special,” says Peter.
With appropriate instruction and carving/sculptural tools, members of the public will be able to easily decorate the pavers. The designs can be as complex as those carving wish them to be - but will be very effective if simple words or symbols are used.
“Funding has enabled us to offer the opportunity to participate for FREE – so as not to preclude any members of our community from participating.
“After its completion, we see the community artwork becoming a great reason for people to return to our town and marketplace again – to find their pavers laid in the pathways of Eumundi!
Peter says the project also serves to improve the infrastructure in the market site – being a work of art that is functional (a useful paved zone) as well as decorative.
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