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Keep Matamata Beautiful
Race Horse Public Installation
WHAT WE PROPOSE
THE TOWN THAT’S RACING AHEAD
We propose a sculpture placed on the centre
plot in the heart of Matamata. This will be a
representation of the strong horse racing industry
and culture of Matamata’s proud history
This sculpture will become a symbol of Matamata.
There is a void in Matamata’s current identity, and
monuments help create culture for the community.
Matamata has the slogan “The Town that’s Racing
Ahead” and this is in written form only, we now
need to bring that into visualisation.
A timely event is in the forecast where we will see
Racing Matamata celebrate 100 years. We aim
for this to be unveiled where it will pay homage to
a century of achievement to the champions of
W H O ?
ARTIST ADRIAN WORSLEY
Sculptor Adrian Worsley designs and constructs
unique and original sculptures entirely from
recycled materials in his studio/workshop in
Te Aroha. With works featuring clever blending of
materials and immaculate finishes, Adrian breathes
new life into the inanimate objects around him
transforming them into magnificent tactile works
We think Adrian’s style and craftsmanship, along
with being locally based is a perfect fit, and is
our artist of choice to help us bring the idea into
W H E R E ?
The perfect location has recently appeared with
the removal of one of the large trees across from
the town clock. This has opened up the ideal
centre stage positioning for the new symbol of the
town to arise.
Creative insight inspires effective messaging and
we hope to create a theme of achievement,
championing and winning. This will be
accomplished through the pose of a jockey on a
horse, in a full-flight-winning stride. We want to pay
homage to the high achievements the town has
produced across the industry.
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