Old logs find new life

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Painted logs

A collection of 65 hand-painted moveable log seats were unveiled on Thursday 29 April 2021 at the La Perouse Museum by Danny Said, Mayor of Randwick, and students from the La Perouse Public School.

The seating has been created as part of push by the NSW state government to create activations that encourage people to re-emerge, celebrate and engage with their local area once again.

The log seats came from two large gum trees that were removed to make way for new facilities at a local school. They were hand painted by students who took inspiration from local plants and animals.

“The seating is a great re-use of the gum trees, we’re really pleased to have been able to turn the logs into vibrant pieces of art,” explained Mayor Said.

Thirty-five log seats will be given to the La Perouse Museum to display and use in their courtyard, 10 log seats will go to the Randwick Community Centre and the school will be able to keep 20 log seats to use as they see fit.

“Anyone who sits on them will immediately sense the connection between these log seats and the natural environment of La Perouse,” Mayor Said continued. “I think the students of La Perouse Public School have done a wonderful job, creating these arboreal masterpieces and hope they feel a sense of pride whenever they see their artwork giving residents rest and respite.”

The seating was created as part of the NSW Government’s Festival of Place Summer Fund.

Painted logs

Painted logs

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