Club Capricorn celebrity sculptures future unknown

Mark Le Buse’s Marilyn Monroe celebrity head.
Club Capricorn celebrity sculptures future unknown
Club Capricorn celebrity sculptures future unknown
Mark Le Buse’s Marilyn Monroe celebrity head.

UNCERTAINTY around the fate of several limestone sculptures currently at Club Capricorn caused concern for a local artist.

Two Rocks artist Suzie Logue started a petition last month asking for the ‘flower clock’ sculptures, which include larger-than-life versions of Alan Bond, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles and Disney characters, to be preserved.

Sculptor Mark Le Buse made the group of celebrity heads as well as the former Atlantis Marine Park sculptures and Waugal Monoliths that sit near Two Rocks shopping centre.

Ms Logue said she wanted to see the sculptures returned to Two Rocks and added to the municipal heritage list.

“They should put all the sculptures in one place,” she said. Ms Logue said she hoped the Yanchep and Two Rocks landowners, Capricorn Village Joint Venture and Fini Group, could find a suitable location to create a sculpture park.

Club Capricorn general manager Martin Sisson said the fate of the sculptures should be known this week, and they had received some proposals from the community.

Acumen Development Solutions principal Jarrod Rendell said they were still discussing options for the statues and that several groups had expressed interest.

Ms Logue said several years ago they had submitted a petition to State Parliament asking it to preserve the area around Atlantis Marine Park from development and to put it and the sculptures on the heritage list.

She said the statues would also need to be restored as a school group had partly painted the heads.