In the past week, Chainsaw artist Leigh Conkie removed the original sculptures he carved 14 years ago in Greensborough War Memorial Park. We’ve had some lovely messages from people on social media who have expressed their fondness for them and have said how much they will be missed. (We’re happy to say that the very popular dog will find a new home at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.)
It’s a bit sad to see all the bare tree stumps in the park, and it will be bare for a while; the new sculptures are due to arrive in April 2018.
In the meantime, we’re saying farewell to the sculptures in a ceremonial fire at Greensborough War Memorial Park this Saturday 9 September from 6pm. Local artist (and fire expert,) Macgregor Knox will be building the fire. Macgregor is known for his spectacular solstice fires at Montsalvat. Please join us by the fire, say farewell and see the sketches for the new sculptures planned for the park.