Statue Bodyart creates bible scene for San Giuseppe
at Ottimo House, Five Dock - 3rd July 2013
Statue Bodyart Human
Giuseppe Association Event; Ottimo House, Five Dock,
by Greg Tingle
yearly event synonymous with Sydney's Italian community
took place at Ottimo House (formally Castel D'oro)
at Five Dock this past Saturday night (3rd August
The local arts, entertainment, media and business
community turned out in force.
This year local creative artist, Eva Rinaldi, provided
entertainment with a twist, in the form of two human
statues (living statues)... one of Mary (model Victoria
Gordeets) and the other St. Joseph (model Matthew
Ward). The living statues were standing side by side,
with St. Joseph holding the baby Jesus in his arms.
Guests were invited to have their photographs taken
with the artistic bible scene themed statues, and
dozens of patrons accepted the opportunity. Many of
the photographs will be soon appearing in popular
Sydney Italian newspaper, La Fiamma.
Dinner was a beautiful five course meal, and came
with a wide array of wines and beers.
The event further brought the Australian - Italian
community together, and also helped raise considerable
funds via a charity raffle, and the funds will be
channelled back into local community and charity initiatives.
The day after the San Guiseppe event patrons attended
the church service at St. Fiacre's, located at nearby
Annandale, and they even brought along their very
own San Giuseppe themed statue, which was blessed
from the priest.
Well done to everyone associated with the success
of the San Giuseppe celebrations, and already everyone
is talking about looking forward to next years event.