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Media Release: Chainsaw creates a work of art

By June 16, 2010June 23rd, 2010No Comments

A unique mural carved by artist Angie Polglaze has been acquired by Council for installation at the Ringwood Soccer Multipurpose Pavilion.

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Alex Makin said the work was created by Angie with the help of her trusty chainsaw.

“The level of detail and precision of Angie’s work is amazing. That a chainsaw could be used to create something so striking is a wonder,” Cr Makin said.

“The piece was created from the timber milled from several of the cypress trees that were felled on-site for the project to commence,” Cr Makin said.

“In this way the mural serves as a reminder of the trees that formerly stood nearby and preserves them in a way that can be appreciated by visitors to the facility for many years to come,” Cr Makin said.

The colourful work will be installed close to the completion of the Ringwood Soccer Multipurpose Pavilion.

“This major project has seen the demolition of the old Ringwood soccer facilities to make way for the construction of a modern, multipurpose shared sports pavilion for the entire community to enjoy,” Cr Makin said.

“The new pavilion will feature male and female change facilities, associated car parking and lighting,” Cr Makin said.

“Various male and female sports codes will be catered for and the pavilion also includes a boxing gymnasium. These facilities will complement the new, all-weather synthetic surface playing field following the completion of the building works,” Cr Makin said.

The pavilion is expected to be completed in December.

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Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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