Dunny competition flush with quality entries
  • Monday 08 February 2016
Aerial view of Isaac Moore Park in Kenilworth

If you’re wondering what Kenilworth’s new Designer Dunny might look like, the town’s pub will be the place to be on Wednesday night (February 10).

The 12 finalists in the competition, which will provide an acquisitive prize of $10,000 to the winner and see their design concepts developed in Isaac Moore Park, will be unveiled and the local community then invited to have their say by voting for their favourite designs.

The top 12 was decided by the Designer Dunny jury last week after they analysed the 185 entries that were submitted from architects, designers and artists on the Sunshine Coast, around Queensland, interstate and overseas.

The designs will be on display at the Kenilworth Hotel until the end of public voting on February 24 and the community feedback will be provided to the jury to help their final deliberations.

The announcement of the winning design will take place in the Kenilworth Hotel at a date to be confirmed in March.

Judging panel member, architect John Mainwaring, said the entrants were a mixture of contemporary minimalist architecture, quirky humorous ideas and symbolic meaningful icons reflective of the cultural history of the town.

“We thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to be part of our Kenilworth Designer Dunny competition,” Mr Mainwaring said.

“It was a delight to be able to go through so many imaginative plans and ideas.

“Isaac Moore Park sits at the entry of Kenilworth on the banks of the Mary River and the designer dunny will be an important welcoming statement for the town.

“We now look forward to the locals have their input on the 12 finalists we have selected.”

Wednesday’s unveiling of the 12 finalists at the Kenilworth Hotel will start at 6.30pm.