Central Coast Leagues Club is proud to announce the unveiling of a specially designed indigenous work of art. This artwork was designed to celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia and honour the original Indigenous inhabitants of the land. The unveiling coincides with the start of National Reconciliation Week (NRW).
Peter Blacker, CEO of Central Coast Leagues Club commissioned Indigenous artist Kevin (Gavi) Duncan and renowned contemporary artist Paul Haggith to collaborate on a painting representing the story of Yango. The product of this collaboration was ‘Creation Yango Dreaming’ – a magnificent triptych artwork spanning fifteen feet.
The Club also pays tribute to the boat builders of Brisbane Waters with custom-built sculptures from artist and traditional shipwright, John Woulfe. John creates bespoke sculptures of unparalleled craftsmanship using rare, iconic Australian timbers, stainless steel and sandstone.
Central Coast Leagues Club has endeavoured to honour and commemorate the history of Gosford throughout the club, even naming restaurant and bars after famous locals. The history and naming of Archie’s Brasserie & Café was in honour of the 2nd Earl of Gosford, Archibald Acheson, who was the inspiration for the town of Gosford itself. The naming of Kelly’s Bar was in honour of Patrick Kelly who served as the Constable of Police at Gosford from 1839 to 1845 and was the original owner of the land where Gosford Bowling Club and the Railway line are located. And Kendall’s pays tribute to locally born 19th century poet Thomas Kendall, once regarded as the finest poet Australia has ever produced.
Central Coast Leagues Club continues to support local community and is proud to play a part in preserving the rich history of Gosford.