The Cassowary Trail
You may have seen our recent #CritterCorner article about our beloved Southern Cassowaries and why they’re so important (if you missed it, you can read it here)… but have you heard about The Cassowary Trail?
What is The Cassowary Trail?
It’s an exciting new art project designed to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary. But it can only be done with your support.
The first stage of the trail will include 5 life-size Cassowary sculptures in Kuranda painted by local and Indigenous artists including Melanie Hava, Connie Rowina, George Riley, George Riley, Hayley Gillespie, and Rebecca Koller.
Each painted cassowary sculpture will have a dedicated QR code to scan so visitors can read information about the artist, the story behind the painting on the sculpture, and where you can find the other cassowaries along the trail.
Once the trail is set up in Kuranda there are plans to expand the project into other cassowary habitats across the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Mission Beach regions. Take a minute to imagine how amazing it will be to see life-sized painted cassowary sculptures throughout the Far North Queensland region.
How you can help
Please spread the word (simply click on the share icon at the top of this article) and pledge your support today. You can also follow the project on Instagram, and like their Facebook page to show your support & for the latest updates on this wonderful initiative.
CROWDFUNDING UPDATE 06 Dec 2021:
Unfortunately, The Cassowary Trail ‘All or Nothing’ campaign on Pozzible didn’t reach the set goal, BUT this is not the end of the project! Jurg from The Cassowary Trail has advised that they received many positive comments and support from a variety of different people, organisations, businesses, and the local council, which has confirmed they are on the right track with this concept. In 2022 The Cassowary Trail will be fundraising to enable the organisers to buy the first of the life-size cassowary statues and have them painted by local artists to get the art trail underway. If you’d like to be kept up to date with the latest news, head over to www.cassowarytrail.com.au and subscribe to their newsletter.
Learn more with Jurg Jutzi, Founder of The Cassowary Trail
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