Colorbond continues anniversary celebrations with steel kangaroo mob


Next week 22 kangaroo-shaped Colorbond sculptures will be on display in Sydney’s The Rocks, as part of the coated steel’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Made by Mt Buller Sculpture Prize winner Louis Pratt, the kangaroos will each be in one of Colorbond’s colours and be on display at Hickson Road Reserve. The largest is 160 cm high. All were made by Pratt over a six-week period.

“This was a fun job.  Drawing, designing and producing the mob by hand took some work but I enlisted the services of some great fellow artists to lend me a hand,” said Pratt in a statement.

“I’m thrilled with the result and the location for the pop-up exhibition is terrific – grass, water, views – I think they’ll be very happy here!”

The mob of kangaroos will be at the spot from October 25 – 27.

Three of the Colorbond figures will be auctioned off, with the money raised going to Australian Council of State Emergency Services.

Colorbond, made by Bluescope Steel, is usually used for applications including roofing, walling, guttering, garage doors and sheds.

The first coil was made in 1966 at Port Kembla.


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