The Big Kangaroo & Big Emu

The Big Kangaroo & Emu

Set just out of Lockhart and standing roughly 7 metres high, the impressive Kangaroo and Emu sculptures were created in 2011 by local residents during a series of community farm art workshops in Lockhart, following grant funding by Festival Australia.

Creating first the Kangaroo, then the Emu, the initial workshop was run over two days by Sydney artist, Stephen Coburn, as part of Lockhart’s Spirit of the Land Festival.

The Kangaroo and Emu sculptures were constructed completely from scrap metal including old ute and car bodies, 44 gallon drums, galvanised iron and unused farm materials donated by locals. The sculptures are fine examples of rural recycling, where nothing is thrown away in case it may have a use in the future.

If you look closely you can see the neck of the Emu is made from an old chaser bin auger, while the legs are steel and posts once used at the front of Bunning’s in Wagga.

The Kangaroo and Emu sculptures are just two of many award winning sculptures on display in Lockhart. A guide of the Sculpture Trail is available at the Lockhart Visitor Information Centre.