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Community sculpture culture

THE Cremorne community unleashed its creativity by encouraging people to build sculptures to showcase as part of the Cremorne sculpture trail.

Organiser Julia Dineen said the Cremorne sculpture trail was created for residents of Cremorne to embrace the downshift necessitated by COVID-19.

“It was about seeing possibility rather than limitation,” she said.

“The results transformed the village and provided joy to participants and spectators alike.”

Ms Dineen said it was great to see the creativity of the community in the various sculptures.

“Birds flocked around Wisteria Lane, sea creatures appeared in places no sea creature has been before, the variety was inspiring,” she said.

“Surfboards, bodyboards, bottle tops, shells, toothpicks and paint were reimagined, reused and up cycled in a spontaneous show of creativity, imagination and resourcefulness.

“The response from the community was awesome, it was great to see the kids’ creations.”

The sculpture trail also acted as a competition, which was judged by local artist Tamzen Brewster and award-winning architect Poppy Taylor.

Fifteen-year-old Lily Garde was the winner of the adults and family category, as well as the people’s choice award with her dandelions made from toothpicks, while Remi Middendorf’s window chimes won the kids’ category.

“I just experimented with what I had in the cupboard and I came up with this little ball of toothpicks and thought it would be cool to make this big sized model of it,” Lily said.

“When I finished it looked like a dandelion.”

Lily said the sculpture took a couple of days to make.

“There were so many amazing sculptures, so I definitely didn’t expect to get first in both categories,” she said.

“I think it’s good that we are getting through COVID-19 and being stuck at home by doing some creative things together even if we’re not physically together.”

Caption: Fifteen-year-old Lily Garde with her dandelions sculpture in the Cremorne sculpture trail.