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Artist Edward Kohler focus for history talk

Published on Friday 24 November, 2017

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The art and life of former Gosnells resident and artist Edward Kohler will be the hot topic at a local history talk on Saturday 9 December.

Mr Kohler was renowned for creating large public artworks in Western Australia and Queensland, including a memorial sculpture of Lieutenant-General Sir JJ Talbot Hobbs in the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth.

Travellers to Brisbane might also see Mr Kohler’s sculpture of King George V, created with Geoff Sommerhayes for the Brisbane City Council after they won a national competition.

WA historian and author Robyn Taylor will present The Art of Edward Kohler and audience members will also have an opportunity to see some of Mr Kohler’s artwork from the City of Gosnells’ collection.

“Mr Kohler was a talented artist who lived an amazing life, including here in Gosnells, and this talk will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about one of our most notable local residents,” City Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said.

“We are very honoured to have some of his works in the City’s collection.”

Entry to the talk is free and refreshments will be provided, however bookings are essential. To book, visit the City’s website or call 9397 3144.