The Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association held a sculpture competition in conjunction with COTA Tasmania’s recent Active Ageing Consultation Project.
Ten entries were received showcasing the craftmanship of 6 different sheds.
The winner and recipient of the Carbatec prize was the Channel Men’s Shed with their unusual table design (pictured above). The judging panel remarked that the piece made them think about family and connection and sharing meals together: key elements that support active ageing.
The skills required were obvious and the time spent as a team planning and creating the table reflected great camaraderie.
Runner-up was the Penguin Shed, which created a stylish wooden lectern and third place went to the Veterans and Community Wood Centre at the Kingsmeadows Shed, which created the very clever Man’s Best Friend wood carving.
Men’s Sheds around Tasmania provide social connection, skills-sharing and inclusive place for people to meet in their local area – all important aspects to healthy ageing.
Pictured below are the second and third place-getter entries.