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A win for the roughy

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Kirra Eagle sculpture by Craig Medson. Photo David Lowe.

Craig Medson’s iconic steel sculpture overlooking Kirra Beach will no longer be demolished this year, as Gold Coast Council has decided to save the ‘Rusty Chook’.

After discussions with the artist’s widow, and in spite of some hysterical reporting by Murdoch media, council decided unanimously late last year that while there are some safety and maintenance issues with the existing sculpture, these can be addressed.

Council resolved to ‘identify a suitably experienced steel restoration company to renew the Sea Eagle sculpture’, to ensure it can ‘remain suitable for display in the public realm without an exclusion zone for a minimum of ten years’. The sculpture has been in place above the beach since 1983.

Gold Coast Council also noted that ‘the intellectual property rights of the artist require any restoration to maintain the artistic integrity of the work’.

Funding will be re-allocated from other areas, and ‘philanthropic donations and assistance from the local community’ will also be sought to contribute to the restoration of the artwork.


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