In a project fervently and passionately steered since 2012 by Flinders University alum, Matt Johnson, Deputy Agent General South Australia in the UK, a committee commemorating the bi-centenary of Matthew Flinders’ death in 2014 is fundraising for a commemorative moving, life size statue of Matthew Flinders at a very prominent London location.
Between 1801-03 Matthew Flinders became the first person to circumnavigate Australia. The map of Australia is something of a memorial to the man who defined our country’s outline and suggested its name. We are proud to have an outstanding university named after Flinders but his contribution is not well understood in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the Matthew Flinders Memorial Statue, sculptor, Mark Richards, is producing a limited number of maquettes cast in bronze. Follow the sculptor’s artistic journey here as he brings Flinders to life.
To find out more about this historic project click here.