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artists contributing cement sculptures to the daintree sculpture trail

artists in residence contributing cement sculptures to the sculpture trail

rob lapaer and one of his massive moai concrete sculptures
Rob and his massive Moai

Most of Rainforest Hideaway was created by Rob Lapaer but various artists have also contributed their creativity to this place as you can see below.

Garry Greenwood, Australia

artist in residence garry greenwood with his sculptures

Garry Greenwood loves to make sculptures out of birdmesh, he sells them through galleries in his home base Cairns and he has done them in various locations around Australia. Garry spent a week at Rainforest Hideaway in September 2010 and created these two dancing brolgas that grace the fishpond of cabin 1092.
More of Garry's works are on his website

Alun Hartley, UK

artist in residence alun hartley and his cement sculpture

And Alun Hartley from England created this cement sculpture in September 2010.

Monica Moreno, Spain

artist in residence monica moreno with her cement sculpture

mermaid cement sculpture bby artist in residence monica moreno

girl in garden cement sculpture by artist in residence monica

Monica Moreno from Spain created several cement sculptures.
More of her work on her website

Emma Verhoeven, Netherlands

artist in residence emma verhoeven and her concrete sculpture

Emma created this cement sculpture in November 2010

Tomomi Sano, Japan

kodama sculpture
Tomomi created these 'Kodama', Japanese spirits of the forest

Yuka Arakaki, Japan

japanese shisa sculpture
Yuka added another Japanese touch to the sculpture trail,
Shisa are traditional guardians from Okinawa.

Jess Stone, Australia

cement bird house
Jess created this cement sculpture in November 2012

I felt that I wanted to create a sculpture in which the forest and its creatures could interact with. My sculpture is a little bird house (or a house for a rainforest Melomys mouse perhaps!). This sculpture means a lot to me, it reminds me of living in Cape Tribulation a few years ago, of my friendships and adventures. This is symbolised by the lotus flower design with the mountains and reef carved into the petals. I met many people from all over the world who called the Daintree home for a little while (or long while) and the bird house is also symbolic of this. The Daintree feels like a home to me.

This time I ventured up to the Daintree to see the solar eclipse from the rainforest. It was a rare opportunity to be in the path of totality and to experience the natural wonder of the forest turning from dawn to darkness, and back to daylight again. It was amazing! I represented the solar eclipse in my sculpture on the roof, where I carved out the moon at various stages of the eclipse.

I am excited to return to the Daintree next time and see how nature has integrated with my sculpture. It is an evolving artwork between me and the Daintree Rainforest. I am looking forward to hearing from Rob to find out if a bird, mouse or other critter has taken residence in the ‘bird house’ and found a comfy home at Rainforest Hideaway.



daintree treefrog at cape tribulation
daintree rainforest tree frog
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Rainforest Hideaway Cape Tribulation Accommodation & Sculpture Trail - 109R Camelot Close, Cape Tribulation 4873, Australia Ph: 0460 361346