Art scholar Edmund Capon honoured with plaque in Rose Bay

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Joanna Capon and Mayor Peter M Cavanagh in Lyne Park, Rose Bay

Joanna Capon and Mayor Peter M Cavanagh in Lyne Park, Rose Bay

    Local places and faces; Rose Bay

Published 10 September 2019

A new plaque paying tribute to, and acknowledging, the great contribution of Edmund Capon AM, OBE to public art in Woollahra has been unveiled in Lyne Park, Rose Bay.

Woollahra Mayor Peter M Cavanagh officiated the event attended by Edmund Capon’s wife Joanna Capon OAM, David Gonski of the Public Art Panel and Councillors Isabelle Shapiro and Anthony Marano.

Edmund was an original member of the Public Art Panel, formerly the Public Art Trust, which was created to encourage more art in our public spaces throughout the municipality. His enthusiasm to engage with and create opportunities for art to be viewed and appreciated was an invaluable contribution to the community.

Mayor Cavanagh made particular note of Edmund’s final local contribution in commissioning the Lyne Park sculpture Embark, by Lucy Irvine and Geoff Farquhar-Still. “I was delighted to support Edmund’s choice of work for this location,” said Mayor Cavanagh. Edmund spoke passionately about the work and the importance of art in the public sphere. It seemed appropriate to place a plaque there acknowledging Edmund’s involvement and contribution to art and to Embark.

Woollahra Council is committed to increasing public art in our parks, gardens and shared spaces. Edmund played an important role in shaping our ongoing commitment. We are grateful for the knowledge he shared with us, the decisions he helped us make and the inspiration he left with us to continue to the work we are doing in cultural development and the Arts in Woollahra.

- Mayor Peter M Cavanagh

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