Time running out for Boonah town clock

Artist Christopher Trotter will be building a new town clock in Boonah from scrap metal and discarded items.
Artist Christopher Trotter will be building a new town clock in Boonah from scrap metal and discarded items. Contributed

TIME'S up for the old Boonah town clock.

The High Street clock will be replaced by the artist who built the metal "City Roos" in Brisbane's George St.

Internationally-renowned local artist, and roo builder, Christopher Trotter and Boonah clockmaker David Bland will work together to build the clock from scrap metal and other discarded items.

Residents and businesses have been invited to contribute unusual pieces of scrap metal, old machinery and other interesting objects to create the art installation to be known as the Blumbergville Clock. Blumbergville was the original name of what is now Boonah.

Mr Trotter moved from Brisbane to Boonah three years ago and says the open vistas of the Scenic Rim provide the perfect backdrop for his artwork.

"I have always been fascinated by machinery and will use old parts, rundown trucks, discarded farming materials and scrap metal in this project to highlight the Boonah community's close ties to the agriculture sector."

"The element of recycling in my work is important - one man's junk is another man's artwork."

The project will be funded through the Community Development and Recovery Package, a joint initiative of the State and Federal governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

The State Government will also contribute an additional $16,000 for a plaque and reflective space.

To donate items to the project, contact the Council Events Officer on 5540 5399.



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