A new, exciting public art project is about to commence in Central Goldfields Shire as part of Go Goldfields.

The Go Goldfields Story Seat project will deliver 12 unique sculpture seats that will become public art.

The seats, sculptured to look like open books, will be transformed with images and texts that tell a story.

Eleven local artists have been appointed to work with individual communities and groups to create each of the seats.

The individual communities and groups can either choose a story from a book or poem or they can choose to tell the story of their community, its characters, streetscapes and history.

The communities will be assisted in telling their story by the skilled local artists.

Once complete the seats will be permanently positioned at various locations throughout the municipality to form a tourist trail.

Central Goldfields Shire Interim Administrator Mark Davies said the Go Goldfields Story Seat project was a wonderful celebration of community creativity.

“This is a fantastic community project that will not only provide a platform for community groups to get involved but the end result will be a new form of community art that will become an attraction for both residents and visitors to our region.

“I encourage community groups and organisations interested in getting involved to contact the Go Goldfields team and register their interest. 

“I look forward to seeing the eleven local artists working closely with community and to seeing the Story Seat project come to fruition.”

Community groups and organisations interested in getting involved can contact the Go Goldfields Arts Project Officer Adrian W. Masterman-Smith on 0433 111 068. 

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