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Harold McLean - 1st Prize

Harold has worked in the Stonemasonry industry for over 20 years, including working extensively in Heritage restoration, Conservation and in the Construction industry. Harold has worked on and enjoyed the process of helping to restore some of Sydney’s grandest Stone Buildings, in particular the creative process of designing and manufacturing never-before carved architectural and free style Stone items.

About the work

"The 'Wara-Kanga Capital' or 'Waratah Kangaroo Capital'; my inspiration came from the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Waratah, Native Grass species and Gum leaves. On a walk through the Blue Mountains quite some time ago I saw an Eastern Grey Kangaroo illuminated by being in front of a large Waratah bush, this was the source of my inspiration that started the creative process."

Progress photos