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Van Gogh Sunflower Painting

This is the largest painting in the southern Hemisphere and a symbol of fine art, celebrates the Central highland’s reputation as a major Australian sunflower producer. Australia’s giant sunflower easel is situated in Emerald’s Morton Park, on the corner of the Capricorn Highway and Dundas Street. It was Unveiled in October 1999. The canvas was constructed of 24 sheets of plywood, laminated together to form 7×10 metre panels. Each panel was coated with fibreglass and then sealed with a gel coat. A total of 50 litres of high performance paint was required to complete the giant work of art which has a weight of approximately 4.5 tonnes. Emerald Centenary of Federation Mosaic Pathway, can also be found under the van gogh painting. A step by step snapshot of Emerald’s history is situated in Morton Park, Emerald. This project was made possible by Centenary of Federation funding. Walk the mosaic pathway which depicts 100 years of Emerald’s history with 21 intricately tiled designs. The detailed mosaics were created by 10 of Emerald’s local artists.