9 July, 2022
Park inspires unique mosiac
A UNIQUE mosaic has been installed at Centenary Park in Mareeba as part of the shire’s plan to increase public artworks that will eventually form part of an art trail.
The mosaic, called “The Trees of Centenary Park”, was inspired by the plants and natural elements found in the park.
“Mosaic workshops held at the 2018 Mareeba Arts in the Park Festival saw members of the community create over 30 small, colourful mosaic panels depicting leaves, flowers, seeds and bark found in the park,” Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said.
“The individual mosaic components were then combined into one larger cohesive artwork. “This project received funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mareeba Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
“This is the second project to be delivered under Council's recently endorsed Public Mural Action Plan which will guide the creation of public art throughout the shire over the next four years by delivering 11 mural projects.
“The community artwork will enhance the vibrancy of the park and encourage awareness of our natural surroundings and the history of the plantings,” she concluded.