- Wednesday 09 December 2015
Eudlo residents have captured the story of their town – past and present – by creating a story wall for the whole community to enjoy.
The Eudlo Story Wall was unveiled at a ceremony in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town today following more than 12 months of work.
A community project, led by Suncoast Clayworkers, the three-metre long wall features a gallery of clay tiles, many of which were decorated by local residents and Eudlo State School students.
The remaining tiles feature historical pictures of the area printed on specially made ceramic decals, preserving these images for generations to come. A memorial plaque from founding residents of Eudlo has also been included.
A passionate supporter of the project, Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the wall was a symbolic tribute to both those who had gone before us and those growing up in the area now.
“The students at Eudlo State School and community members who contributed to creating this wall should be really proud of the work they’ve done,” Cr McKay said.
“Together, they have created a unique piece of art that will be enjoyed by the Eudlo community, visitors to the area and also future generations to come.
“With images showing contemporary and historical stories of the town, residents and visitors will find something new and interesting to view each time they visit the wall.”
Leading artist and Suncoast Clayworkers president Jackie Gasson was the driving force behind development of the wall.
“Creation of the Eudlo Story Wall has been a passion of mine for more than three years now,” Ms Gasson said.
“I wanted to create something that the Eudlo community could be proud of and visitors to the area would be able to identify with.
“The pictures we have used truly capture the history of Eudlo, and the artworks created by the community show how the town is viewed today.
“We have captured a ‘point in time’ for future generations to look back on and enjoy.”
The story wall is located near the community tennis courts in Rosebed Street, Eudlo.
Development of the story wall was funded through council’s grants programs, as well as contributions from Suncoast Clayworkers and Welch Contracting.
Jackie Gasson is a ceramic artist with 40 years’ experience and a tertiary art degree from the Australian National University.
The Eudlo Story Wall will become a part of the Sunshine Coast public art collection.