New Farm sculpture to highlight LGBTI community

New Farm sculpture to highlight LGBTI community

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 17 March 2014 17:02 Written by // Andrew Shaw

A sculpture to highlight the contribution of LGBTIQ people to Brisbane’s inner city will be designed and placed on permanent display outside the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre. 

The project got the green light after funding was awarded by the Brisbane City Council.

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre community engagement worker Clare Lindop said the sculpture will be created out of a series of three workshops, which will include a discussion of the queer community’s place in inner city Brisbane.

“From these discussions sculpture artist Karl de Waal will create a piece of work that will represent and celebrate our Queer community,” Lindop said.

LGBTIQ community advocate Phil Browne said: “The artwork will be a powerful symbol of respect, validation and pride to many LGBT people who may be living with prejudice and discrimination. Additionally, it will serve as a beacon of awareness and recognition to the broader community.”

Members of Brisbane’s inner city LGBTIQ community can contribute to the sculpture by attending the workshops which start Monday, April 7 at 5.30pm (contact Clare Lindop on (07) 3358 5600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Alternatively, you can complete an online survey ( available from the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre website.

IMAGE: Karl de Waal, Clare Lindop, Fiona Hunt and Phil Browne.


Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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