Installation of Cooroy Mill Place Precinct’s bunya sculpture is underway
  • Wednesday 05 May 2010

The installation of the ‘Bunya’ public artwork designed by Glen Manning and Kathy Daly began last week with the craning in of the four abstracted corten steel elements that evoke a sensation of movement and energy.

Artist Glen Manning explains where the idea came from: ‘The inspiration for the artwork is drawn from the dynamic spiralling form of the bunya leaf. The twisting growth pattern forms the basis for this significant artwork suggesting life and growth and emphasizing the developing cultural identity of Cooroy,’ he said.

Sunshine Coast artists and sculptors Glen Manning and Kathy Daly have extensive experience developing site-specific public artwork that is relevant to both the physical and cultural environment.

The ‘Bunya’ was commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council as part of the Mill Place development and fabricated by Cooroy-based Studio Steel.

This project has received financial assistance from art+place, the Queensland Government’s Public Art Fund.

Images are available of the Bunya sculpture being craned into place.