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Gloria the sculpture

Adjusting Gloria’s corsage were (from left), Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley Governor of Queenland, the ewe’s creator sculptor Mark Andrews, and originator of the concept artist David Hinchliffe.

ONE of the highlights of the 2013 Teneriffe Festival on 6 July was the dedication of a plaque for the sculpted ewe named Gloria.

At a happy informal event under a glorious sky, the officiating party included Graham Quirk the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley the Governor of Queensland, Brisbane sculptor Mark Andrews who painstakingly completed the impressive work of art, and artist and retired Councillor David Hinchliffe, who came up with the original concept.

Named after the late Gloria Grant (1929-2011), co-author of the popular Reflections on New Farm, the beautifully crafted whimsical merino is fast becoming a Teneriffe riverfront landmark, symbolising as she does the remarkable prosperity of the local precinct’s wool past.

For the occasion, Gloria Ewe was adorned with a hibiscus bloom named ‘High Voltage’ which came from Gloria Grant’s garden.

Gloria near Teneriffe Woolstore

Gloria mixes with the crowd at the 2013 Teneriffe Festival in front of one of the many historic woolstores.

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