Statue: Molly Meldrum
A statue of Ian (Molly) Meldrum by Louis Lauman was unveiled on September 25, 2018.
The statue, by Yarraville sculptor Louis Laumen, is situated behind the Corner Hotel in Richmond, overlooking a new Wall of Music mural.
The launch was attended by fans and celebrities including Michael Gudinski and Russell Morris.
Statue: Molly Meldrum
Melbourne is getting a bronze Molly Meldrum statue
Creative Victoria's Rockin' The Laneways program is an amazing public celebration of Melbourne's rich music heritage.
They recently announced a new round of projects that have been funded, among them a mentoring program, a history of punk documentary, a 200-page Melbourne music guide, a feminist music and arts festival, and a massive bronze statue of our Lord and Savior, Sir Molly Meldrum.
(Meanwhile, in Sydney, we aren't allowed in pubs after 1:30am)
The statue will be created by Melbourne artist Louis Lauman, and will be situated behind the legendary Corner Hotel.
There will also be a music-related mural in Wangaratta Street Park which will detail the city's local musical history.
In case you feel that Molly's musical achievements aren't enough to warrant this, please read about how he totally ruined Elton John's birthday party.
Source: Melbourne is getting a bronze Molly Meldrum statue
Written by Nathan Jolly on Jun 22, 2018 | theindustryobserver.com.au
MOLLY'S FINAL TOUCHES
MOLLY Meldrum has given his sculpture the tick of approval.
The statue of the music legend will be positioned behind the Corner Hotel in Richmond and unveiled on September 25.
Meldrum saw the work, created by local artist Louis Laumen, when it was at the clay model stage.
It has since been cast in bronze and is getting the final touches before its public airing. 'I get very embarrassed about things like this where the focus is on me, but they've done a great job,' Meldrum said. 'As long as Ziggy looks good I'm happy.'
Laumen, who has created statues of famous identities from Mary MacKillop to Shane Warne, said Meldrum insisted his dog was also immortalised, which is slightly larger than life.
'Ziggy was even worse at sitting for a portrait than Molly,' Laumen said. 'My basic aim was to capture Molly as we remember him best, with his ebullience and personality. He was gold for an artist to work with. He's this constant presence in the life of Australia and certainly Melbourne.'
Source: The Herald Sun Digital Edition: MOLLY'S FINAL TOUCHES
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