Public Art

Coronet Bay Public Art Project

David Murphy sculpture Thylacine along the Bronze Yarns sculpture trail

Join the Thylacine along the 'Bronze Yarns' sculpture trail.

'Bronze Yarns' is a trail of five sculptures along the Coronet Bay Foreshore Reserve Bronze Yarns brochure/map (PDF 953kb) . Made by artist David Murphy, the sculptures are based on local stories and events - these are all made in bronze, with one being in both bronze and aluminium. On a collection of large granite boulders there are also 15 small bronze sculptures made by the local school children about events and stories from the area of their own. David says:

“I have recorded many stories as a result of this project from in and around Coronet Bay. People came forward offering all sorts of yarns from the area, and I also went looking for people of interest as I became aware of them too. Not all of the stories were appropriate to retell, or lent themselves to having a sculpture made of them – but they were all good to hear, and all helped in some way to shape the project. It's been a fantastic experience getting to know some of the people of Coronet Bay, and getting an insight into the yarns that make it the community that it is.”

You can download a brochure/map of the stories (PDF 953kb) or pick one up at the Coronet Bay General Store, Bass Coast Visitor Information Centres and Customer Service Centres.

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