23 May, 2014

Unveiling of the Tree Sculpture in Glover Playground

Sculptor, Ant Martin’s transformation of a tree trunk at Glover Playground will be unveiled by Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood at a ceremony on Saturday 24 May at 10am.

The sculpture, carved from a dead tree trunk which would ordinarily have been removed and used for bark chips, brings new life to the Glover Playground on Le Fevre Terrace at North Adelaide.

After weeks of anticipation, speculation and of course interest from park users and the local community, the creation behind the tarpaulin will finally be revealed.

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood says this is a great example of Council looking beyond usual practice to find other ways to utilise a tree that is no longer living.

“I’ve been watching the progress over the past month or so and Ant has really delivered. He has totally transformed the lifeless form that was here before, and most importantly created something beautiful for everyone to enjoy,” said Stephen.

Assisted by his partner HatT O'Meara-Martin, Ant has been a daily fixture at the playground and made some new friends from around the area, who have watched eagerly as the tree has transformed.

The wooden sculpture beneath the tarpaulin will watch over the children and families playing and enjoying Glover Playground for many years to come.

To see the stage by stage transformation of the tree trunk and some of Ant’s other works visit here.

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Rebecca Draysey