Ipswich artwork to hang in Parliament House
IPSWICH Men's Shed has the honour of having a painting by one of its members hanging in the hallowed halls of Queensland's Parliament House.
Member for Bundamba and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Jo-Ann Miller, said Ipswich Men's Shed was a great example of the quality community groups operating in the city.
"The men at the shed do outstanding work," she said.
"I was particularly taken by the paintings of Bob Edyvean and I am delighted now to have one of his works to hang in my office at Parliament House."
The minister said she was a proud supporter of the Men's Shed and recently provided a donation to help develop the new covered area at the shed.
Group president Terry Carter said Ipswich Men's Shed started in 2013 with an empty single shed on a bare block of ground.
Now they have several fully equipped sheds, an outstanding covered area, a developed garden and relaxation area with a water feature and gazebo.
"All of this has been achieved by hard work and enthusiasm and there have been numerous, generous donations of tools, equipment and materials from our many loyal supporters," Mr Carter said.
"There is great camaraderie among our men and never a day goes by without a laugh or a memorable moment.
"Members rate the facility here as one of the best appointed Men's Sheds in the country and we seem to go from strength to strength."
Ipswich Men's Shed has 90 members and meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 9am and 2pm.