Give the humble wheelbarrow a make over

13 August 2013

The most humble set of wheels in the garden gets a creative makeover in Cobb+Co Museum’s new Carnival of Flowers event, Art of the Wheelbarrow Competition.

Cobb+Co Museum Director Deborah Bailey said there are four categories in the competition, Vintage Wheelbarrow, Planted Wheelbarrow, Decorated Wheelbarrow and Artisan Wheelbarrow with more than $1000 in prize money on offer.

“This is an amazing opportunity for people to be a part of the Carnival of Flowers, see their efforts on display at the Museum and win a great prize,” Mrs Bailey said.

For the Artisan category, the entry can be any material, but must reflect the essence of a wheelbarrow.

The story is the key in the Vintage category with the wheelbarrow in (mostly) original condition accompanied by a story such as a childhood memory or a funny incident.

Plant a mini garden in a wheelbarrow to enter the Planted Wheelbarrow section or give a wheelbarrow a new lease of life with a decorative flair for the Decorated category.

Selected wheelbarrows will be on display between Friday 20 September and Sunday 29 September 2013 and visitors to the Museum will be asked to vote for their personal favourite to win a prize.

Registrations must be received by 2 September at 5pm.  Contact Cobb+Co Museum or visit for your registration form.

Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, entry to Cobb+Co Museum is free for any Toowoomba Regional Council resident with proof of address.

Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum Network.  Located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba it is open daily from 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.

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