Centenary of Griffith

Location set for International Sculptures

A key event and ongoing tribute to the Griffith Centenary is the International Sculpture Symposium to be held in 2016. Consisting of 5 sculptures, the 2016 Centenary Committee have been working on a suitable location to house these works of art into the future and have selected IOOF Park. 

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the sculptures will be an ongoing legacy to Griffith’s 100 years and exist for the next generation to enjoy for many decades to come.

“As water is instrumental to the growth and vibrancy of our wonderful city it makes a lot of sense to incorporate the theme of water and place the sculptures beside the canal in IOOF Park,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

The committee have worked alongside the planning department to ensure a suitable long-term view is achieved and the right home for the sculptures is selected.

Created from large pieces of granite, the sculptures will form part of the 100 year story of Griffith and a dedicated area was essential to ensure they could be enjoyed for many years to come.

By utlilising the space in the IOOF parks a trail will be created enabling visitors and locals alike to take in the artworks, explore the landscapes setting and create a beautiful and interesting space to enjoy with family and friends.

“It is my personal opinion, and the view of the committee, that continuing the foreshore walk along the canal from City Park through to the sculptures will further enhance this attractive public precinct of our city,” added Councillor Dal Broi.

If you are interested in supporting the Sculpture Symposium, several levels of investment opportunity are available, please contact Greg Lawrence or Paige Campbell on 6962 8100.