Hi all, the foundry have sent me photos of the work on Mary and children.They have finished casting all the pieces and have tacked and welded the pieces together,
although not yet finished.
They are closed this week during the Victorian school holidays but will be back on the job next week.
I am to go over in about 3 week's time, but there has been such a delay at the site for Mary that trip may also be delayed.
It,s disappointing. The dedication of Mary's statue has been delayed until 22nd March next year, but I believe the new sacristy and the landscaping all need to be completed before the sculpture of Blessed Mary Mackillop will be installed at the site.
The sculpture was measured to make sure it will sit on the new plinth planned for it.
The plans for the plinth have been drawn up by the architect Bill Kay and features the same footings and stone as the cathedral, so it will sit well on the west precinct of the site facing Victoria Square.
I will update as I hear more news. Some photos to follow of the raw bronze works.
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