Artist creates Christmas wildlife theme display
An Ettalong artist has created a Christmas themed display of Australian wildlife along the Ettalong Beach Foreshore.
Ms Carol Ogilvie created the display, which included a team of festive wombats.
Ms Ogilvie said she painted the artwork to bring a smile to people's faces by representing the heat of the Australian Christmas Summer with an artistic quirkiness.
"I didn't want to represent the season with snow or a winter wonderland because that's not how it is here.
"It's about being with friends and family and enjoying the summer and the beauty of the Peninsula area," she said.
Most of the artworks are stylised versions of Australian wildlife with a bit of comical licence, she said.
"There is a goofy looking emu who is hiding in the palms and Warren, the lead wombat, sporting his little red nose as he leads the trio of wombats on Santa's journey," Ms Ogilvie said.
"The men at the Umina Men's Shed were so helpful in organising the woodwork backings for many of the artworks," she said.
The artworks are situated around 100 metres along the park reserve from the Ettalong Ferry Terminal.
Media release, 18 Dec 2017
Carol Ogilvie, Ettalong
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