Discover the Enchanting World of the Montville Monts

In a whimsical blend of imagination and creativity, the Sunshine Coast welcomes its latest addition to the realm of public art - the captivating works of local artist Finn Cossar and his wonderful world of the Mont.

Discover the Enchanting World of the Montville Monts
One of the seven Montville Monts

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Russell Family Park and adorning the main street of Montville, Finn's creativity invites both locals and visitors alike to embark on a journey of wonder and delight.

Finn's masterpieces, comprising seven distinct elements, weave a narrative that transcends the boundaries of conventional art, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a world where fantasy and reality intertwine seamlessly. As you meander through Russell Family Park and then the quaint streets of Montville, keep a keen eye out for these enchanting creations that promise to evoke smiles and ignite curiosity.

At the heart of Finn's artistic vision lies the enigmatic figure of the "Mont" - a creature born from the depths of imagination yet rooted in the natural landscape of the Sunshine Coast. But what exactly is a Mont?

The term "Mont" finds its origins in the acronym Mobile – Organism – Navigating – Terrain, symbolizing a mushroom species that has undergone a remarkable evolutionary journey. Inhabiting the lush expanses of Russell Family Park, the Mont began its existence as a humble ground-growing mushroom.

Vulnerable to the creatures hungry for an easy meal, the Monts needed to adapt for survival. The Mont left behind its stationary existence by sprouting finger-like appendages and flexible joints allowed for a fast getaway from the hungry predators. The very first Mont of Montville emerged from the forest depths, embarking on a daring adventure onto the streets of Montville, where it found sanctuary from the perils of its natural habitat.

For those fortunate enough to encounter a Mont during their visit to Montville, the experience invites participation in a fantastical adventure. So, the next time you chance upon a Mont be sure to offer it a friendly pat and capture the moment with a snapshot and share the extraordinary world of Finn Cossar's creativity. 

Join us in celebrating and embracing the enchantment of Montville and venture into the whimsical world of Mont.

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