Here’s the last of my tour photos of the lovely town of Childers. They have a nice collection of public art for such a small locale. Partly that is thanks to well-known Bundy artist, Dave Machen, who oversaw some of the installations. Enjoy!
Sculpture by Dave Machen, at bottom end of series of sidewalk mosaics along the entire strip of shops.
Chile peppers, no less! How appropriate!
The sugar cane industry figures prominently in the region, commemorated with cane cutter sculpts in the small park across from our gallery, in addition to cane machete mosaic above.
This region is “celebrating” its 150th anniversary of the enslavement of Pacific Islander cane workers, known as Kanakas. Finally addressing a grim chapter in Australian history. One of the park sculpts is of a Kanaka family.
This sculptor in a highly-visible spot on the main highway into town obviously gets a lot of second looks for his animal art. All in all, an interesting town and a fitting locale for our exhibition.