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MEDIA RELEASE – 27 APRIL 2020
INDIGENOUS ARTWORK TO BE A SHOWCASE OF THE NOOSA INSPIRATION CENTRE
In amidst the gloom of COVID-19, some great news…
Tourism Noosa has been successful in receiving funding by the State Government for an indigenous artwork at the Noosa Inspiration Centre to celebrate Noosa’s indigenous history.
The artwork will feature a stunning 6.5 x 3.5 metre wall mural that will become ‘alive’ with the help of augmented reality technology and visitors using a custom created app. The artwork will showcase the dreamtime story of Noosa, the creation of Noosa and Kabi Kabi country.
Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson said “In the year of indigenous tourism, we are thrilled to receive this funding which was made possible by the Gambling Fund Grant through State Government”.
“The Noosa Inspiration Centre was refurbished in late 2019 and features the free water station from the ‘O Initiative Water Fountain’ which was painted by local indigenous artist Bianca Beetson, designed to celebrate Noosa’s indigenous heritage via a Noosa essence water them. The new artwork which will be featured inside the centre will be designed by a young emerging Kabi Kabi artist to help build their profile while showcasing the history of the traditional owners of the Noosa region”.
MP for Noosa Sandy Bolton said “This grant will provide Noosa a wonderful opportunity to continue showcasing our traditional heritage. This time in such a high profile location with the Hastings Street Inspiration Centre typically welcoming over 200, 000 visitors through its doors each year. A fabulous ‘share’, and I look forward to meeting both the artist, and the works!”.
An announcement on the artist will be shortly announced.
Note: The Noosa Inspiration Centre is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For media enquiries contact Tourism Noosa Communications Manager Susan Ewington on 0412 692 961 or [email protected]