Bass Coast,
30
November
2017
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04:57
Australia/Melbourne

San Remo sculpture celebrates fishing community

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Local artist, Paul Jesse, has started work on a San Remo foreshore sculpture, with concrete pouring already underway.

The art work has been funded by the Bass Coast Shire Council Public Art Program and was developed in partnership with the San Remo Foreshore Committee of Management and the Tides of Change Community Group.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, is excited about the project and its cultural significance.

“Paul’s design speaks to the identity of San Remo from past to present. It references the historical significance of San Remo as a port, its importance to our fishing industry, and to the wildlife and sealife,” Cr Rothfield said.

Paul Jesse will be installing the sculpture in the coming weeks, just in time for the tourist influx to and through the coastal town over summer. Paul explained that the sculpture is homage to the fishing culture of San Remo.

“The sculpture will give a glimpse of San Remo’s culture and history from its beginnings through to its fishing and tourism today. There will be a whimsical nature to the sculpture,” Paul said.