Public Art Installation

Published: Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 11:56:45 AM

George Cork Public Art InstallationShire of Plantagenet residents and visitors are very fortunate to be able to enjoy a new piece of public art generously donated by renowned local artist Mr George Corke and his wife Susan.  Originally constructed for the Art in the Porongurup event, the piece has occupied George and Susan’s backyard for a number of years.  Considering the recent challenges faced by the world, George felt it was time the sculpture should be shared with all to help remind people how as a small community, we should all work together.

 The piece titled ‘When Push Comes to Shove’ is site specific and has been installed on Lowood Road at the top roundabout from which a recent ‘Walldogs’ mural can be captured.

 As local residents may know, George works from an apple packing shed built in the early 1900s at a property located within Mount Barker - the Corkescrew Gallery and Workshop.  He prefers to work with timber and metal to create unique furniture pieces and sculptures.  George believes that, ‘Public art enables us to see the world a little differently and consider how as a community of people working together, we are making things happen through 2020 and beyond’. Those lucky enough would have enjoyed many of George’s works at various Art exhibitions over the years.

 George and Susan wish to acknowledge Nathan Masson of Mount Barker Smash Repairs, Shaun and Melanie Dayman of Plantagenet Sheds and Steel and Shire of Plantagenet staff who have contributed time and materials to help with the installation.

The Council would encourage everyone to take the time to appreciate the talent that has contributed to creating yet another significant experience for the Plantagenet community.


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