Sculpture hits Wilsons river bank

Ros Derrett, Lois Kelly and Alan Hoskins (l to r) from the Wilsons River Redevelopment Committee in front of the massive butter churn which was moved from the Norco factory to the Wilsons River levee on Monday.

A huge Norco butter churn reworked into a state of the art audio visual sculpture is set to become Lismores largest piece of public artwork.

The churn measuring 4m high and 3m wide was installed on the Wilsons River levee opposite its original home, the Norco butter factory, on Monday as part of the redevelopment of the Wilsons riverbank.

The churn will undergo a state of the art audiovisual fit out under the guidance of international sound sculpture artist Colin Black. Project Coordinator of the Wilsons River Redevelopment, Lois Kelly said

Tabulam artist Keith Cameron had worked with the original churn to turn it into a stunning piece of contemporary sculpture. LED lighting programmed to change colour throughout the night is to be installed, along with a sound sculpture of the slap, slap of butter churning.

The sculpture will also play audio recordings of stories and memories that reminisce about Lismores butter production years.

The sculpture is intended to bring some of the rivers history to the people of Lismore, a history in which Norco played an integral role.

The completed project is expected to be officially unveiled at the end of April.

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