Seahorse sculpture finds its place in Merimbula

A Merimbula icon once again features in the Merimbula streetscape thanks to the Brunning family.

The two-metre bronze seahorse is the work of Michael Meszaros OAM, who has many major works in Australia and overseas.

It was commissioned in 1971, cast in Melbourne in 1972 and installed in the courtyard of Merimbula Square later that year.

In 2000 when the Brunnings redeveloped the site the seahorse was given pride of place at the front of the building where it stood until recently.

Due to the new bypass requiring two lanes of traffic the garden bed housing it was removed and a new home found.

Bega Valley Shire Council approached Lyn Brunning asking if she would be prepared to donate the seahorse, so that it could be once again incorporated in the Merimbula streetscape.

The seahorse was installed on Wednesday, October 25.

New plants at the revamped Merimbula intersection

New plants at the revamped Merimbula intersection

New plants at the revamped Merimbula intersection

New plants at the revamped Merimbula intersection