The shelter shed on the site of the former Lagoon Farm homestead was built as a Sorell Rotary community project in the 1990s to provide a shelter and BBQ area for the local community. The shed played host to many gatherings and celebrations over the years.
April 2014 – in need of repair
The outdoor classroom project planned to open up the shed once more as a gathering place linking the lagoon and foreshore through to the play area, school and other foreshore features.
June 2014 – shelter shed reno plan
Design team ideas took shape in plans drawn by Rob Henry:
July 2014 – working bee
Volunteers hammered, sanded, painted, weeded and removed the old metal cladding to open up the shed to the view:
Sept 2014 – working bee
Volunteers cut small windows in the rear wall, sanded and painted the old bench seats in the play area:
Oct 2014, January & March 2015 – marvellous mosaics
Workshops with Kerry Howlett making creatures to feature on the shelter shed’s inside rear wall:
And a people theme to feature on the outside rear wall, telling of the Mumirimina people, the Dodge family, the community park, the school and Okines Community House.
Lots more mosaics to come, so look out for more workshops or contact Okines Community House on 62657016 or Kerry Howlett at facebook.com/Dodges-Ferry-Mosaics for details on how you can take part.