Our homage to Tommy McRae continues

The third and final part of the homage is nearly complete.

The canoe, worked by Waradgerie artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey from a discarded First Settler water pipe, has been set onto the stones as if Tommy just pulled it from the water after fishing for his family. An information sign describing her vision is ready to be installed at the Rotary deck.

Landscaping continues and the installation will soon be finalised, with a future official ‘opening’ event planned.

The installation has been a long time coming and Arts Rutherglen would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity and patience: the Family, the artist, the donors, local volunteers, Arts Rutherglen committee and especially Rob & Ro Porter for their vision, drive and untiring navigation of this project.

The Arts Rutherglen committee also offers their profound condolences to Ro and family on the recent death of Rob – our friend and an inspirational community member.

Click here to learn more about Tommy’s sculpture trail.