Logan unveils its new heritage and art trail

LOGAN has unveiled the last of five public art and heritage trails.

The 35 km trail features 27 points of interest that include Red Spinner at Waller Park. The artwork created by Craig Flood on Browns Plains Road is made from painted and laser cut steel and will feature LED lighting.

Mr Flood worked on the Storey Bridge redevelopment, QUT bus station along the inner northern busway and Southport Library on the Gold Coast.

Acting mayor Cherie Dalley said Red Spinner reflected activities, connections and diversity of the Browns Plains community.

“Around the top of the wheel patterned words reflect the people who live, work and play in the area,” she said.

“The words include community, diversity, local Aboriginal words for greetings Gurumba bigi and Jingeri, the names of some BMX bike tricks and the Browns Plains postcode 4118.”

Other highlights include Mr Brown, a time-piece inspired by Browns Plains pioneer history by Boonah artist Christopher Trotter, who turns recovered materials into works of art.

Tribute to Gary is a carved wooden seat made by the Logan carver Steve Whitby. The tribute to the late Gary Campbell, who helped Logan achieve some big sporting milestones, is at Logan Sports and Events Centre.

The trail was mapped by the council and photographed by storm chaser Marty Pouwelse.

It launches at Logan West Library, winds through the suburbs of Browns Plains, Berrinbah, Marsden, Loganlea and Meadowbrook and vists parks and gardens, Griffith University, Watt Khemarakratanaram (Khmer Temple).

It also features a Loganlea railway station that had a mural makeover designed by Evangeline Goodfellow, the same Logan artist who designed the yourtown mural delivered by tradie trainees at Jimboomba RSL.

​ Other highlights include Logan Artists Association’s Able Gallery named after a former councillor and a street that name checks the city’s first mayor Fred Huntress.

There is also Watt Khemarakratanaram –  or Khmer Temple – hand-built by volunteers and completed in 2005 after a 14-year building program.

Logan lifestyle and community chair Cr Swenson encouraged the community to grab a copy of the public art and heritage trail brochures and spend some time exploring Logan.

He said Logan’s recycling market is also on the trail.

“This is the ideal location to find some recycled materials to make into your own artwork,” Cr Swenson said.

Heritage trail brochures are available from the council’s customer service centres at Logan Central, Beenleigh, Jimboomba, Logan City Council Libraries and Logan Art Gallery or download them here.