Hammond Park Community Association

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                                                                     Park sculpture takes shape

HAMMOND Park is due to get a new entry statement sculpture in November,thanks to the Ham­mond Park Community Associa­tion (HPCA) and Emmanuel CatholicCollege art students.

The HPCA raised funds for a public artwork on the corner of Russell Road and Ashendon Boule­vard after the original entry state­ment was removed during realign­ment ofRussell Road.

Fundingwas secured through theAlcoa Cockburn Community Projects Fund, the City ofCock­burn Community Grants program and sausage sizzles at local events.

  HPCA president Ago Pereira said the project was a symbol of the group's hard work and persistence.

"Despite set-backs along the way, communities should not give up if they want something badly enough,"Ago said.

"It will give us, as a communi­ty, a senseof achievement."

Local residents came up with concepts for the artwork at a com­munity breakfast workshop and college Year 10 students have startedwork on the concept design with artist Tony Pankiw.

Once the concept is complete, manual arts teacher Brad Nicholas and studentswill take over to work on the constructionof a galvanised

 steel sculpture almost four metres high. The sculpture is due to be launched in early november.