Conception of 'Through The Porthole'
As an ocean loving artist, been given the opportunity to coordinate a public art project in my home town and with a coastal theme was most exciting. After many discussions with my partner Clare Botfield over our morning coffee, 'Through The Porthole' is what evolved. The idea of an 'art trail' with a series of artworks showcasing the pristine beauty of Keppel Bay's coastline in porthole-like vistas seemed perfect on so many levels. The project could involve many local artists, community workshops with students creating their own works and culminate in a permanent outdoor installation as an art trial, potentially becoming a significant cultural tourism icon for the Capricorn Coast.
…And so the planning began.