Volunteers Aaron Hammond and Andrew Moore, of Sydney, help with central show piece for this year's Tropical Fruits.
Volunteers Aaron Hammond and Andrew Moore, of Sydney, help with central show piece for this year's Tropical Fruits. Marc Stapelberg

Glamorous sculpture revealed for Glamatron

AFTER a six-month wait, the main feature sculpture for Tropical Fruits has been revealed and party preparations are well under way for the annual New Year's event.

Glamatron will be the eye-catching display in the biosphere in the centre of the party venue at the Lismore Showgrounds.

It was designed by local legend Maude Boate.

In a stylistic throwback to the iconic science fictions of the 1980s, the sensual sculpture has a modern glamorous aesthetic while embracing a cyber punk ethos.

Following a community consultation process, which decided on the broader theme of 'space', Glamatron signals a "sensual, cyber, kaleidoscopic world where the only limitation is your imagination”.

Tropical Fruits committee member Neil Hendriks said the sculpture would make quite a statement once the lighting features were set up around it.

"It is one of the strongest centrepieces we have ever had,” he said.

More than 3500 people are expected at the iconic event this weekend.

Mr Hendriks said community support for Tropical Fruits was growing and many shops displayed rainbow flags or lights.



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