- Thursday 17 April 2014
A new Kenilworth entry sculpture installed by Sunshine Coast Council today reflects the rich agricultural, artistic and natural heritage of the region.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the new entry sculpture, inspired by the Mary River, acknowledges the authentic historical and natural heritage of the area through an artistic project.
"The artist chosen was acclaimed local artist Cezary Stulgis who has extensive experience on large landscape projects," Cr Rogerson said.
"The final artwork depicts symbolic imagery of local terrain, flora and fauna and is constructed out of sturdy steel designed to give a rustic appearance that will last for many years.
"The sculpture has been installed on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles Street in a prominent position to welcome visitors to the town - just in time for the busy Easter holiday break.
"Kenilworth will certainly be the place to be on Easter Saturday for the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest.
There will be a range of vibrant, fun and entertaining activities on offer for locals and visitors to the town to enjoy."
Born in Poland, Cezary Stulgis is a sculptor, painter and designer whose highly distinctive work fuses '˜next-level' aesthetics with classical craftsmanship - a reflection of his artistic roots in the street art movement of the mid-eighties and formal training as a sculptor and painter at the renowned Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Poland.
Cezary's unique style and interdisciplinary skill-set has earned him a reputation internationally as a creative and technically proficient professional artist. His versatility finds him equally at home working with architects on large urban landscape sculpture projects or in a studio with graphic designers. He has successfully completed numerous public art commissions in Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom and continues to exhibit extensively.