Alf Loveday and Jill Perry outside their Muster Mansion in the Amamoor Creek State Forest.
Alf Loveday and Jill Perry outside their Muster Mansion in the Amamoor Creek State Forest. Craig Warhurst

Beer can art a hit at Muster

WHAT do you do to while away the time while you’re waiting for the best music festival in the country to kick off?

Veteran Muster-goer Alf Loveday spends his time getting creative with empty beer cans.

This year, Alf has set his sights on building his best piece of beer can art ever – a huge horse and cowboy.

The large aluminium art piece will adorn Alf’s campsite in the Amamoor Creek State Forest.

Alf’s campsite, called the Muster Mansion, has long been an unofficial attraction at the Muster.

Situated on prime Muster real estate on Slim Dusty Drive, Alf and partner Jill Perry set up their five-star camp a couple of months ago.

The huge, bright yellow tent is adorned with wagon wheels, hay bales, corrugated iron, giant guitars and Bundy Bear cutouts.

The tent has a fully operational kitchen, a camp fire and, of course, a couple of bars, but the centrepeice of this year’s camp will be Alf’s new beer can horse.

“This is my last Muster so I wanted to make something special,” Alf said.

“I’ve been to every one bar two – next year I will be travelling around Australia.”

Alf still hasn’t finished his art work.

“I have the arms and the legs to go yet and a few other finishing touches.

“I’ve used about $60 worth of liquid nails and all the friends have contributed by drinking the contents of the cans,” he laughed.

Gympie Times


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