The Installation of the sculpture of Mary MacKillop is now tomorow to allow the concrete another day to set. The plinth is in place and they have poured the internal concrete but we have to be in the city ready for an 8:30 start.The lifting will be done by the stone masons, we will have a trial run to get the precise area for drilling and then the base will be drilled and epoxy placed in the drill holes and the bronze set in place. Cameron from Fundere foundry and I will then rewax and polish the bronze ready for the unveiling. Lighting, bronze plaques and paving round the sculpture will also be finished this week as well and the sculpture will be covered and fenced off till Sunday. Because it is a very busy weekend in the city with the V8 Clipsal 500 car racing on as well, channel 7 are going to be there at some stage in the morning, to film the new sculpture and so hopefully, it will be shown on TV channel 7 tomorrow evening presumably. The Church asked if the two granddaughters could be present in their school uniforms. I really don't want to be labled as grandmother rather than artist. It makes me so annoyed, as I should be taken seriously as the artist, not grandmother.
So all should happen tomorrow.
I have also been asked to speak about " A Spiritual Likeness" at "Spirituality in the Pub"
which happens every month. I am to be teamed with a wonderful animal sculptor, Silvio Apony of whom I hold in very high regard of his beautiful work. We both have 20 minutes to talk.
I am a little nervous about it still. It will take place on Tuesday evening, 7th April, at the "Old Mill Pub" Hahndorf, SA.
We have had a busy weekend with Shaun flying home the day after his 40th birthday from PNG.
He ended up having a suprise birthday party as friends were celebrating Mandy's 40th too and included Shaun in with Mandys' Party. His friend Tanya flew in as well as his uncle from Victoria. We also celebrated his sister Lisa's birthday and went out to see a Fringe show that Lisa's daughter, Erin was in "A Carnivale Cirque de Gymnastique"which was very entertaining.
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