Tropical Benches
Johns, Dominic

Tropical Benches was created by various work for the dole participants and managed by Dominic Johns. During the revitalisation programme of the city area during 2002, 2003 and 2004 working in a partnership with local unemployed people, Dominic Johns inspired the artists and participants to create 85 square metres of handpainted and fired ceramic mosaic tiles depicting colourful tropical themes of North Queensland. These tiles now form a series of 12 bench seats constructed along Shields Street heading from the Lake Street to Cairns Central.

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