The 13m-tall art was unveiled today in a ceremony by its owners, the Neumann family which also runs Nucon.
The silo, on the Southport Nerang Road has been enhanced with imagery of key Southport landmarks – such as the Main Street, the seaway and historic Cecil Hotel – as they used to look, as well as a Nucon Concrete truck from the 1960’s.
Nucrush Group Director Michelle Neumann told myGC: “The artwork is a lovely representation of what life was like when the Nucrush Group started.”
Local dignitaries also attended the opening, pictured below left are Cr Dawn Crichlow, Bruce Neumann, Rob Molhoek MP and Cr William Owen-Jones; pictured on the right is Michelle Neumann.
Michelle Neumann told the GC Bulletin the art was a thank you to Southport and had been developed over a six-month period.
“We wanted to leave a lasting legacy behind here in Southport and we hope the town loves the artwork".
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The artist, Dean Cogle, has thirty years’ experience in design and illustration and has previously captured iconic Gold Coast landmarks, including the Miami Ice building and the Point Danger Lodge.
“This is the kind of project that allows you to really flex your creative muscles. I’ve never created a piece on a silo before, and it’s allowed me to combine several creative disciplines, so it’s been a great experience,” Mr Cogle said.
State Member for Southport, Rob Molhoek says Nucrush has played an integral part of Gold Coast history and has been involved with the development of many iconic structures and high-rise buildings.
“I can remember the Nucon trucks from when I was a child and it has been great to see them go from strength to strength over the past 50 years. There really is a little bit of Nucrush in all of the Gold Coast, everywhere you look,” Mr. Molhoek said.