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Rose & Cultural Festival 2003Sound Sculpture Unveiling

Many months work for the Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Society came to fruition today at Sculpture Park. The scene was the unveiling of the new "Sculpture of Sound", an interactive installation which enables visitors to experiment with sound.

Sculpture Park

The sculpture was born of an idea by Jan Shirley and constructed by Jemoal Lassey of Longveld Engineering.

Speakers at the unveiling included (below, left to right) KTAB chairperson Bobby Fladgate, Waipa District Counselor Alan Empson, Jan Shirley and Jemoal Lassey. A blessing was also offered by Marie Panapa from Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Sound Sculpture

Following the unveiling, music students from Te Awamutu College performed an original composition by Ricky Sellars entitled "Construction Life".

In a further development for the park, Waipa King Country Rural Women planted several tress in the newly-designated green area. The group plans to plant various deciduous and native trees.

Tree Planting