The installation of a $200,000 sculpture marking the eastern and western entrances to Rosebud is nearing completion.
Made up of two elements – Sails and Helix Wave - the Destination Rosebud Gateway Sculpture is the work of innovative Melbourne artist/designer Matthew Harding and co-artist Benjamin Storch, who used timber from the dismantled Rosebud Pier in its construction. The elements reference the origin of the Rosebud name from a cargo vessel that ran aground on the foreshore sandbars during rough weather in 1855.
The Gateway Sculpture commission was initiated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council as a component of Destination Rosebud, which was developed in partnership with the State Government, and is the first major sculpture supported by the council. “This is a fantastic and creative way for us to tell an important Peninsula story,” said Mayor Bev Colomb.
Cr Colomb said the sculpture marked both entrances to Rosebud along Point Nepean Rd and was an integral part of the Destination Rosebud project, which aims to help reinvigorate the township by bringing new investment, jobs and opportunities for the community.