Kenilworth dunny design winner announced

Kenilworth dunny design winner announced

The search is over. The winner of the Kenilworth Designer Dunny competition has been decided and was revealed to locals last night in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town.

Selected from a field of almost 200 entrants from around Australia, and even one from the UK, the winning entry was Canistrum from Maleny-based designer Michael Lennie who receives an acquisitive prize of $10,000.

Mr Lennie said his entry was designed to be both art and a functional public toilet for Isaac Moore Park at the gateway to the town.

He describes Canistrum as “an unfinished basket reflecting an unfinished history”. The word “canistrum” is Latin for wicker basket.

“It brings ancient craft into the future public domain,” Mr Lennie said in his entry’s artistic statement.

“Its bold and vibrant colours create a striking effect against the Kenilworth Conondale Ranges’ tree line.”

Council will now work with the winner to develop detailed construction plans on the winning concept plan.

“We will undertake a detailed feasibility analysis to investigate costs, budget availability and forecasted timing for the construction of Canistrum,” Infrastructure Services acting director Tom Jamieson said.

“Our thanks go to all of the entrants who used their imagination, creativity and design skills to come up with an outstanding range of entries.”

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